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Thursday, October 27, 2005

Phyrric victories

Posted by: Jambo / 1:27 PM

Generally, anything that causes pain to W and his administration is fine by me. But I'm not sure losing Harriet Miers does us any good, as the next nominee will likely be much worse as a sop to the disgruntled right wing. Sure she was not particularly well qualified but neither was she going to be incapable of doing the job. And she had a mixed enough record that I hoped she would on occasion vote the right way. If we get another Roberts we will end up with a much more conservative court than we would have with Miers.

And mark my words, it will be the same if Dick Cheney for some reason leaves the administration over the Plame scandal. His replacement is unlikely to be worse in the sense of being more evil since I'm not sure that's possible. But the Democrats will rue the day if W appoints a VP that ends up being popular and high profile. As I've said before I'd much rather they keep around their neck the millstone that is "Big Time" Dick.


Giving up on Miers is proof of weakness. It marks Bush as a lame duck. Bush is losing his leadership role. With DeLay and Frist in trouble, I don't know who will lead the Republicans in the 109th Congress, but the power struggle will be fun to watch.

By Blogger Hammer, at 3:24 PM  

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