Thursday, October 27, 2005

The GOP eats its own

Harriet Miers withdrew her name as a Supreme Court nominee today thanks almost entirely to a firestorm of criticism from Republican commentators. Unless you buy into the conspiracy theory that Miers' nomination was a feint to ease the next nominee's path to the bench -- and I don't -- the withdrawal is a huge political defeat for President Bush and a sign of social conservatives' continually growing influence within the GOP.

With that being said, the next nominee is likely to have a much more extensive track record as an opponent of abortion and gay marriage. This time, the bulk of the criticism probably will come from the left side of the aisle.


Blogger sexierexie said...

Well said.

10:05 AM  
Blogger Daedalus said...

you're right. i am afraid of the next nominee. what if it is someone like ashcroft? ack, perish the thought!

5:39 PM  
Blogger PoliSciZac said...

Indeed, I thinks Miers would have been a much less ideological justice than whomever Bush finds next. There is probably not much the Dems could have done to prop Miers up, but I think they'll wish that Miers had made it on the court once the next nominee becomes apparent.

5:58 PM  

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