White House running scared?
I think the White House realizes that the Harriet Miers nomination has gone over like a lead balloon. Dick Cheney is taking the almost unprecedented step of appearing on both the Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity programs today. He is trying to shore up the conservative base. That would not have happened had the administration not logged in to the internet this morning and seen this and this and this and this and . . . . . . well, you get the idea.
The new media is doing its job. I don't know what we are going to accomplish, but we should continue. We should refuse to accept euphemisms, excuses and doubletalk.
One mistake President Bush has refused to make is to raise taxes. He won't make this mistake because he knows that raising taxes cost his father a second term. The conservative backlash works.
I think President Bush now knows that he made a mistake with this Supreme Court pick. But if we back off now, he will make the same mistake again if another appointment opportunity occurs prior to 2009. We are now fighting over the next nomination. Keep up the fight so that we might have some chance of getting an Alito, Owen or Brown next time.