Opinion Journal's Political Diary (a subscription service) reports that when the White House asked that all its pending judicial nominees be carried over to 2006, Brett Kavanaugh was not included because of an objection from "a single anonymous Senator." Kavanaugh's nomination will now have to be resubmitted, "a tedious procedure that will further delay its consideration."
In an article entitled "Hillary Clinton's own private grudge match," Quin Hillyer of the Mobile Register reports:
Glad to see the Clintons are continuing their high-minded approach to the business of the country.
"Republican and Democratic sources alike say that the objection, and a long-running 'hold' on the Kavanaugh nomination, were effected by another Democratic senator at the direct request of Sen. Clinton -- who apparently wants to be able to deny formal culpability for the parliamentary maneuvers.
"Why is Sen. Clinton so particularly vindictive toward Brett Kavanaugh? Apparently, for simple revenge. Mr. Kavanaugh was an important mid-level attorney on the staff of Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr, whose investigation of course is famous for leading to the impeachment of her husband."