The second biggest disappointment with the Miers nomination was the missed opportunity for a brawl in the Senate. Conservatives wanted badly to pull the nuclear/constitutional/whatever-word’s-in-vogue-this-week option, and choosing a cipher with Harry Reid’s support effectively ruled that out. So you can bet many folks are of the same mind as the Wall Street Journal today:
The best way Mr. Bush can counter the “capitulation” charges is to show that he’s not afraid of a political fight. He said yesterday that he will act quickly to name a new nominee, and we hope he’ll select someone who can’t be challenged on grounds of credentials—even if it means a Senate battle over judicial philosophy.
Let’s have it out. Be unafraid, Mr. President.
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?
H/T to National Review Online