This blog started out as a companion piece to my book, Musings from the Christian Left (excerpts of which can be found in the July 2004 link) and to support a planned radio show. Now, its simply a long term writing project from a Christian Left Libertarian perspective (meaning I often argue for liberty within the (Catholic) Church, rather than liberty because the church takes care of a conservative view of morality.

Friday, October 28, 2005

Ms. Miers withdraws and the Right is still punk'd

The Christian Right thinks it has scored a victory in the withdrawl of Miss Miers nomination for the Court. It is wrong.

The fact that they won this round merely proves that they got punk'd by the Frat Boy in Chief and that the Republicans know that they have no where else to go.

Some bet that Bush will pick a conservative. If he picks a movement conservative he will tick of the donor class and trigger the kind of fillibuster/nuclear option that will tie up the Senate for a year and lead to massive Republican defeats in November. It will also lead to the real donors writing checks to the other side.

Karl Rove may be a crook, but he ain't stupid.

My bet is that someone from the Chamber of Commerce list will be nominated and confirmed. Either that or Alberto Gonzalez will be the nominee.

If a conservative is nominated there will be a fight and the name will eventually be withdrawn.

Justice O'Connor could be on the bench for a while.

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