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Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Miers a planned failure all along?

I am getting the distinct feeling that Bush never expected Miers to be confirmed. I realize that the left has a good 'ol time painting Bush as stupid when they know he is not. Yet Bush often looks like he is feeling his way along then all of the sudden it goes his way. In such cases I like the win, but would much rather win the debate. Sometimes it is more about educating the public than about winning and often you can do both.

This Miers nomination though, just is not making sense that he is serious on getting her confirmed. This latest relaunch of her nomination seems very telling to me. First, even the relaunch could have been done without saying that is what you are doing. Then with leaks about supporting the right of privacy along with leaks that she would overturn Roe vs. Wade seems to be targeted at making everyone mad.

With the latest revelation that she lobbied for an amendment that would repeal most of Roe vs. Wade you would think the Dems would strike out at her. Yet they don't because they don't want the GOP to stop bickering with each other. Could it be that this is a trap devised to get her confirmed with the spin that it was reported she was pro-life all along? I think it more likely that Bush wants her nomination to fail so he can 1) Nominate someone more conservative with a paper trail or 2) stick it to the base and nominate Gonzales. How this ends up will tell the true tale of this administration.


  • At 7:39 PM, Blogger Derek W. said…

    If this was really number 1, don't you think he would have saved himself a lot of trouble by nominating a conservative with a paper trail in the first place? As it is, he's completely alienated what's remaining of his base.

  • At 12:20 AM, Blogger All_I_Can_Stands said…

    Yes, my post seems to indicate that he is going about it the hard way. The alternative is that he is stupid or that he is a Trojan horse designed to break up the conservative coalition.

    I'm not yet ready to concede either of those points.

    Thanks for commenting.


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