I think it was pretty much moth-balled when Cain, Specter, et al made their deal to vote against it.
Hopefully the gravity of selecting a conservative constructionist/originalist will outweigh the strength of the Gang of 14's alliance.
I just don't see 2 USSC Justices getting confirmed without at least the drum beat of the filibuster being struck.
IMO - Frist should be replaced with a pit-bull. He's as ineffective as Trent Lott was.