In One Eye
Saturday, July 09, 2005
E.J. Dionne, Jr. this morning pretty much explains the strategy of the Bushies in the upcoming fight (Dionne's word) for the Supreme Court justice nomination.
[T]he White House is telling its right-wing allies to shut up [because b]y being so vocal, the conservative groups are making clear what the administration would like to obscure: that this is a political and philosophical choice. We are deciding whether one ideological orientation will hold sway over all three branches of the federal government.In yet other words, it's another decision that the Bushies hope to make under the cover of darkness.
As Dionne points out, "Today's Republican majority, based on Bush's 50.7 percent of the vote in 2004, has no inherent right to exercise near-total control over [the] 'most powerful branch' [of government]."
Meanwhile, the Democrats put out namby-pamby statements hoping for "Bush to abandon the divisive and unpopular choices he has made during his second term and bring the country together with a fair-minded nominee who will fight to protect the rights of all Americans."
Thank you, sir. May I have another? What a bunch of eunuchs.