Friday, October 28, 2005

Hard Right Ahead

With Harriet Miers relegated to her normal position of fawning adoration of The Worrst President in History, we are still short a Justice on the Supreme Court. The two factions who voiced the most displeasure about the Miers nomination were Conservatives and the Reality-Based Community.

And we know how the President feels about those two groups.

So, in picking his new nom, who do you think Dubya's gonna try his dangdest to please?

Charles Krauthammer, the Conservative columnist who predicted that Miers would withdrawal on the grounds of protecting Presidential Privilege,* ** has now predicted that the new nom will be so much of a wingnut that Democrats will wish we had Miers back.

There's going to be a battle ahead.


*On Bush: He nominates a woman with even less of a paper trail than Roberts, then acts pissed off when the Senate asks for what little documentation is available? What the hell did he expect to happen here? Is this guy so out of touch with reality that he really thinks that the country will agree to his choice just because he says so? Well, I guess that a guy who thinks that getting slightly more than 50% of the popular vote is a mandate might think like that. Boni's right: delusional.

**on Krauthammer's prediction: Even a blind pig can find an acorn every now and again.


Blogger Philip Morton said...

Pat Roberts would be a balanced choice.

8:13 AM, October 28, 2005  
Blogger indygirl said...

Roberts in 2005!

12:41 PM, October 28, 2005  
Blogger Philip Morton said...

As to wishing we had Miers back - the Bush iron fist stranglehold on politics, is shattered. Next nominee to come up, comes up to a reinvigorated Dem party, and a Republican party who's unification is now a shambles, as Bush is a political liability and the Rep. moderates will drift away from the hard right, not wanting to go down in flames with them. No more majority lock, wait and see.

1:14 PM, October 28, 2005  

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