Fat Steve's Blatherings

Thursday, October 27, 2005

The Miers Affair

        Well, they got her.  And 'got' is definately the operative word.  The entire anti-Miers campaign, from beginning to end, was exactly the same as the many leftist assaults on rightists.  Innuendo, irrelevancy, automatic assumptions of the worst, and a complete refusal to play by the rules that they demand the opposition play by.

        Everything that the conservatives opposition claimed they wanted in Supreme Court nominees has now become harder.  Character assassination and litmus tests for political opinion have been legitimized by the right.  Bush's Presidency has been weakened, Bush and Miers have been smeared as dishonest, and the Republican Senators will be hesitant over the next nominee.  As for the left, if it doesn't like the way the nominee is likely to vote, or doesn't think there's enough of a paper trail to ensure the nominee will vote in a way they find acceptable, will have the example of the right for political cover as they go for the jugular.

        Miers's opponents kept saying it was a mistake for Bush to nominate her.  The real mistake was the right-wing lynch mob that destroyed her without giving her a chance to defend herself.

        They ought to be ashamed.



  • Amen!
    I will never look on the conservative flamers the same way again. Once I thought they and I were on the same team. I will never make that mistake again.

    By Blogger Ralph, at 3:14 PM  

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