Monday, October 03, 2005

All the whining from the "right" is nothing more than ruse

Being ever the cynic, I suspect the whining we hear today on the President's choice for the Supreme Court is nothing more than a ruse to make the "left" not question the nomination to strongly.

Laura Rozen over at The Village Voice claims democrats ought to rejoice as the "right says wrong" with the nomination.

I say it's a ruse so the left lets down it's guard.

((Don't be content with only a teaser of this post;
read more of this musing.))


The most notable reaction to Bush's nomination of White House counsel Harriet Miers to be his next Supreme Court justice pick has come not from liberals, but from conservatives. They’re howling with dismay.

"I'm disappointed, depressed and demoralized," wrote William Kristol, the editor of the neoconservative Weekly Standard. "What does this say about the next three years of the Bush administration. Surely this is a pick from weakness. Is the administration more broadly so weak? What are the prospects for a strong Bush second term? What are the prospects for holding solid GOP majorities in Congress in 2006 if conservatives are demoralized? And what elected officials will step forward to begin to lay the groundwork for conservative leadership after Bush?"

"I'm actually hoping there are no more vacancies during this presidency," sniffed Mark Levin, at the "Corner" weblog of the conservative National Review Online, reflecting the conservative consensus sense of having been let down by the White House. "The Miers nomination. . . is an unforced error," wrote David Frum, former Bush speech writer, in his column at National Review Online.
Of course, I wonder when all those folks from the right got together to conspire to psych-out the left. Was there an email I missed?

;-)

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