“I think their [conservatives’] split with Bush is ill advised, counterproductive, and in some ways childish. But there’s no doubt it’s happening and it’s serious….” Not one of Fred Barnes’s better efforts.
I think conservatives have largely been thoughtful and measured in their criticism of the president, and even reluctant. I do notice that Brit Hume and Barnes have been among the most defensive of the Miers nomination. Hume bought the “elitism” talking point hook, line and sinker.