The Importance of Playing Golf in DC....Oh, And Why the Right Is Bush's Whore
Yes, I am trying to distract myself from the anguish eating at my heart. So here's a pleasant read about the bipartisanship of golf in Washington and how golf buddies help get things accomplished in an otherwise divided town. Perhaps, though, this is the problem with the Beltway crowd that turned Anthony Kennedy into a pro-choicer and makes us fear Miers' lack of judicial jurisprudence upon which to base her decisions.
Oh God, let's hope Miers is a pro-lifer, a conservative. If she is (and the fact she fought the ABA's pro-choice stance is encouraging), it's a coup of dramatic proportions and a swing in the court to the right...that would make 4 pro-lifers hopefully (let's keep our fingers crossed on Roberts, who I believe would vote to overturn Planned Parenthood v. Casey). If she isn't, it means the right-wing has played the whore to Bush and his cronies who have convinced us to go along on a thousand horrible ideas and contradict our principles for the sake of a couple pro-life Supreme Court nominees that we were promised long ago in 1999 when we decided to give the Bush family a second chance, when James Dobson was talked into endorsing Bush by Paul Pressler against Dobson's better judgment.
Three strikes against Miers:
1) suggested by Harry Reid
2) she was a Democrat at least until the late 1980s and gave money to pro-choice Democrats
3) she has absolutely no qualifications to be a Supreme Court justice other than being Bush's crony
Right now, I think I know what it's like to get turned out onto the street.....naked.
But there's always hope. In the meantime, Frum expresses my feelings exactly.