Cain=McCain, Able=Frist (& Bush & co.) This has been the first time in years that the Republicans have a majority to take back the Courts. But brother is pitted against brother. Playing presidential politics has doomed the conservatives with regard to appointing Bush's 10 judicial nominees. They now only get only 3 of the 10 they wanted due to a deal struck by a few Republican moderates siding with Democrats. The nuclear option cannot be used for the rest of the session, another year and a half. All because McCain wanted to knock out Frist in his run for president in 2008. To get his revenge on Bush. To make his move for power. This is politics folks. Dirty as ever. Sacrifice the one big chance for taking back the Courts for the American people because of selfish personal ambition. Frist, it must be said, did not participate in this deal and he could still call for the nuclear option. He could still fight back and call for up and down votes on each candidate and I hope he does. However, it now appears that the minority that is now controlling the majority is not the Dems but is a group of about 7 moderates within the R party.