And da Senate go boom
In 1995, because Republicans didn't like President Clinton's nominee for Surgeon General, Harry W. Foster, Jr, 43 Republicans denied the nomination.
Again Sam Brown was defeated for the rank of Ambassador by 42 Republicans.
How? They denied cloture... or the close of debate so they could proceed to a vote.
Among those still in the Senate who turned down these nominations despite a Democratic majority are John McCain, Trent Lott, Orrin Hatch, Rick Santorum, and Arlen Specter among others.
My point? Don't buy the rhetoric on either side? Do your own research and decide which group of hyprocrites you want to support.
In the end, President Bush's 95% approval rating for his judicial nominations is outstanding.
For a little more on the history of this issue, read "Where was the WSJ when Republicans were blocking Clinton nominees? On the side of obstruction"