Miguel Estrada, after two years of waiting for U.S. Senate confirmation, has decided to withdraw from nomination to a federal appeals court, a source close to the Washington attorney said on Thursday.
The source said Estrada, who has been blocked by Senate Democrats who see him as part of President Bush's attempt to pack the courts with right-wing ideologues, simply got tired of waiting and having his legal career on hold.
Grown-ups accept reality, even when it's not to their liking. Estrada is being a grown-up. When will Bush and Rove follow suit and stop trying to nominate judges who are far out of the mainstream?