“A concerted effort to `Bork’ John Ashcroft would not be well received, and I do not believe his Democratic Senate colleagues would be inclined to do that. It would really sour a major opportunity that we have here now to work together for a positive agenda for the American people.”
Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott

So, in other words, if the Democrats aren’t willing to roll over and accept the most conservative Attorney General Dubya could find, then they’re souring the bipartisan atmosphere in Washington? Interesting how that works. And what is “Borking” anyway? Asking a nominee to justify their record of extremism? Is that supposed to be a bad thing?