The New York Times has a report headlined "Conservative Lawyers Voice Abundant Joy." Excerpt:
Another speaker, former Solicitor General Theodore B. Olson, who is often called the counsel to the conservative establishment, drew whoops and loud applause when he celebrated the defeat of the Senate Democratic leader, Tom Daschle, in last week's election. The society's members especially dislike Mr. Daschle, as the leader of a Senate minority that has used the filibuster to block 10 of Mr. Bush's judicial nominees.
"Even he, by the way, got a vote," Mr. Olson said of the senator. "Not the vote he wanted, but a vote which is more than he gave 10 distinguished, honorable, exceptionally well-qualified Bush nominees."