Thursday, July 21, 2005

[politics] 2-fer? Not quite...

So, Bush's nomination of Roberts was an attempt at a 2-fer: distract the media from Rove, and sneak a hard-core right-winger onto the bench. The first point failed: Rove is front-page on both the NYT and the Washington Post. Blood is in the water on this one, and I don't think the media are about to let this go - it'll reflect too poorly on themselves if they do. Let's keep our eye on the second point, though. I've been reading a lot of 'well, it could have been worse'-flavored posts in the blogosphere. Guess what? Unless Bush nominates someone who shows up to the photo op wearing a white hood and robe or a swastika armband, we'll always be able to find someone else he could have nominated who would be worse. There is no 'save it for later' - what are we waiting for? This is later. At this point, our Constitutional duty is to oppose. We owe it to ourselves, and we owe it to our kids.

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