Bush Delivers Stinger to Conservatives

Monday, October 03, 2005

Are we really surprised spineless George went with Harriet Myers to replace Sandra Day O'Connor on the Supreme Court? She's a friend. A close friend. And that's all that matters. Why give back to your faithful conservative base when there are friends to reward?

But the truth is we should be fair when it comes to scrutinizing Myers. We know virtually nothing about her considering she has as much judicial experience as Paris Hilton. Until the Senate hearings take place in a few weeks every word spoken about her will be uncorroborated speculation.

Maybe Bush has calculated a brilliant scheme. He knew a paper trail would cause a meltdown in the Senate and he felt he could get Roberts-like success with a "stealth" (which by the way have never turned out swell for Republicans) nominee.

Vice President Dick Cheney has been making the rounds on talk radio doing damage control. He pleaded with Rush Limbaugh to "trust him" on the nominee, and he's expected to be on Sean Hannity within the hour.

I don't know, but part of me is convinced -- like with Roberts -- Bush knows something we don't and is confident he picked a solid originalist to replace the "swing vote" on the Supreme Court.

Or maybe the liberals are right. Maybe President Bush is just plain stupid.