The Republicans have worked the judicial nominations issue masterfully since Bush took office. After spending eight years of taking an extremely obstructionist tack on nominations, they’ve done nothing but complain about resistance to Bush’s nominees, despite the fact that they hold the majority int he Senate. The New York times has an editorial on this today. Awhile back I posted a long piece on how Bush’s nominees were treated as compared to Clinton’s, and which illustrated clearly that it was the Republicans who started politicizing the process in the first place.