A majority in the Senate and $5.00 gets you a cup of coffee at Starbucks.
With the 'rats having utterly no respect for the Constitution or for Senate precedent, they blocked votes on judicial nominees for years. We never had 50 Senators willing to go "nucular" on them because our own "moderates" wouldn't want to lose their power. So we had to go stealth on the Senate, because the 'rats would have filibustered an openly conservative candidate.
We had 55 Republicans, but never 55 Conservatives or even 50.
GWB did a great job, and twenty-five years from now odds are Roberts will still be in the Big Chair. My question about Ann was not rhetorical. She should come out and give credit to the President where credit is due.
If there had been 70 'pub Senators and 60 Conservatives then her complaint would have been accurate. We may have the truth on our side, but we didn't have enough Senators worthy of our President. Even this very day, that 'rat Iraq Bill only passed because of Hagel and the other weasel. Add the others (Snowe, Collins, etc.) and it was a job just getting stealth nominees and Janice Rogers Brown through.
Bush has been excellent on judges, no question about that.