Boo hoo. Twist in the wind, chumps. After six years of this "Pow! How do you like me now?" bullshit from them, suddenly payback doesn't feel so good.
Here's the actual story:
It's the Gitmo Judiciary Committee vetting process -- the White House, now realizing its earlier fuck-you choices are no longer tenable, want another crack at the game, and the Democrats are sensibly force-feeding them their earlier choices, and making them look like the douchebags that they are in the process. Again, this is what six years of confrontational theatrics and hysterical kabuki get you when the pendulum heads the other way, as it inevitably does.
Strapped to the table, tubes jammed up their noses, steeling themselves for what's to come. Hey, I thought you guys were down with the torture -- or was that just for everyone else?
In the meantime, spare us all the whinging hypocrisy -- if Bush wanted to put Judge Judy on the Ninth Circuit, these assholes would surely find a way to trump such a decision from the highest virtual towers as proof positive of Bush's vaunted gut wisdom.