IT’S NOT JUST A CASE OF MIERS who um made mistakes on a questionnaire. Miers will get to take her do over on that. Larger questions remain for the clearly mistaken Bush who may not withstand the test of time. Lefty loonie Charles Krauthammer in the Washington Post today:
The president's mistake was thinking he could sneak a reliable conservative past the liberal litmus tests (on abortion, above all) by nominating a candidate at once exceptionally obscure and exceptionally well known to him.
A CLASSIC MISTAKE? A study of the classics reveals the philosophy of solipsism which holds that the only thing that can be known is the self, a philosophy that applies to a narcissist like Bush. Bush who likes war analogies may not now appreciate how the view on Miers is Bush against the world and how badly he is losing.
RECOMMENDED READING CALL THE UNDERTAKER? [Joe Gandelsman] Is Harriet Miers' Supreme Court nomination politically dead on arrival yet? No one assigning it to the morgue of political conventional wisdom...not just yet.
A RIVER OF BAD NEWS [Captain Ed] This morning's news has administration aides choking on their morning coffee regarding the Harriet Miers nomination. While the Wall Street Journal comes out in opposition to her confirmation and urges withdrawal, the New York Sun reports that a senior Republican Senator has already passed that same message to the White House, which angrily dismissed the feedback. Meanwhile, John Fund reports that Miers' work at the Texas Lottery Commission will bring up several uncomfortable details about a sweetheart golden parachute for Ben Barnes after his firm lost a TLC contract under questionable circumstances -- and new reports have come out showing that George Bush paid a hell of a lot of money for Miers' services at about that same time.
THE HERETIK RETURNS to ask what was Bush thinking? Or is it Andy who misplayed this Card?