STEPHANOPOULOS: Senator Biden, we only have a few seconds left. Let me just ask you a quick question. David Broder of The Washington Post floats a possible compromise this morning. He says, "The Democrats should allow these seven to get an up-or-down vote in return for a promise from President Bush to have no recess appointment and a promise from the Republican leadership to allow each one of these seven to be debated extensively." Is that good enough for you?
BIDEN: No, but I think we should compromise and say to them that we're willing to -- of the seven judges -- we'll let a number of them go through, the two most extreme not go through and put off this vote and compromise. Let me read what the American Enterprise says: "Judicial activism will have to be deployed. It is plain that the idea of judicial deference is a dead-end street for conservatives." That's what this is all about. This is about ensuring that we have judicial activists.
The filibuster has always been available to stop extremes.
This would be a huge mistake. The democrats have already compromised by approving over 200 of the judicial nominees so far and they need to stand firm with Harry Reid. President Bush is the one who is unwilling to do so by submitting the same names that were already rejected. On top of that, it would also legitimize the foolish Justice Sunday crowd and give them the appearance that the pressure they are exerting on the Republican party is paying off.