Bush throws in towel on judiciary – Another brilliant move by Bush: give the liberals in the Senate what they want! I suppose he is doing this because it worked so well with Ted Kennedy and the education bill!? Bush has really missed an opportunity here. He could have gone into the election with solid evidence that Democrat politicians are all about playing ideology with judicial nominations. Instead, he gives up on holding his finger over the nuke button (recess appointments) and lets the Democrats get away with merely confirming judges they were going to confirm anyway. So Bush gets what out of this deal? Newsflash: Bush could appoint Al Franken to the bench and Democrats would still act as if Bush was trying to get Atilla the Hun on the fast track to the Supreme Court.