A couple of things on last night’s National Review anniversary dinner. The overriding undercurrent during the cocktail hour and thereafter was a kind of simmering outrage at the Miers nomination, but a general sense that her confirmation was inevitable.
We got the feeling those impressions had not been tempered by the the interview Hugh Hewitt did with Sen. Sam Brownback late yesterday. Brownback’s response, was, how do you say it? Devastating. This is a man who clearly is going to be prepared to have a nice “conversation” with the nominee during the hearing process.
That said, Miers is getting somewhat of a bad rap. For example, Sen. Pat Leahy’s staff was up to its old tricks of leaking the Senator’s conversation with Miers to the media, but wholly inaccurately. Why the White House had her meet with Leahy so early in the process is beyond us.
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?