Friday, May 16, 2008
Von Spakovsky Withdraws
"Controversial" nominee for a seat on the Federal Elections Commission Hans von Spakovsky has withdrawn his name from consideration for the position after a 6-month stand-off between President Bush and Congressional Democrats. It was a battle worth fighting -- von Spakovsky is a GOP partisan and committed to the project of voter suppression -- but one I wasn't convinced we could win. Kudos to the Senate leadership for not blinking and winning a round for the light.