…to Hugh Hewitt, Leonard Leo of the Federalist Society and others, but the “Trust President Bush” line is getting old pretty fast. In discussions with folks on the Hill this morning, when asked about the “trust Bush” line for nominations such as Harriet Miers, the reply was almost always something along the lines of : “Trust which President Bush? The one who nominated Roberts or the one who signed the Transportation bill?
While the Bush White House was scrambling this morning to shore up support — Federalist Society has endorsed, as has Jay Sekulow — there was a growing sense of frustration among conservatives.
“We were lied to,” says one Senate aide whose boss serves on the Judiciary Committee. “White House staff sat in my boss’s office and told him that ‘He’d be more than happy with the nominee.’ That is not the case.”
As well, there is now grumbling of Bush team insiders that the White House is doing some resume burnishing once again. Perhaps in an attempt to bring longtime Bush loyalists on board, the White House is touting Miers’s role in the Bush v. Gore case. But lawyers involved in that case have no recollection of Miers playing a particularly important role.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?