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.

3 Comments:

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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