It’s only been a few brief weeks, but times have changed.
When the Senate Republican’s seriously talked about the Nuclear option if the Democrats filibustered a Supreme Court Nominee, it was before a lot of stuff.
It was before Bill Frist was investigated for insider trading with his trust fund.
It was before Tom Delay was indicted for money laundering.
It was before crony Brown displayed total incompetence at FEMA.
It was before Bush nominated Harriet Miers and offended his own party.
It was before the leak investigation led to the White House, before Libby was indicted, and before a shadow was caste towards Karl Rove.
It was before the 2,000th American death in Iraq.
The President’s popularity is in the toilet.
So, does the current Washington DC environment support a party line vote to end the filibuster? Would the Republican’s dare to display that much raw power given what has gone on?