The Corner

I’m Sorry to Bring Your Attention to This Again

but I actually sometimes can’t believe the HBomb isn’t a parody of what we think the Left thinks. Here’s something from today:

I am so tired of hearing Karl Rove referred to as a genius. It’s like saying the mob boss, known for getting his way by kneecapping people and stuffing bodies into car trunks, is a genius.

On the other hand, if they want to believe this, and convince the Senate Dems to calm down, okey with me:

That brings me to John Roberts. During the 2004 election, George W. Bush promised to appoint Supreme Court justices like those he most admires — Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas. In nominating John Roberts, Bush has broken that promise, to the great good fortune of the American people. The last thing the nation needs is for one-third of the Supreme Court to be off the deep right end of the law.

Bush’s fear of a disastrous Senate battle over his Supreme Court nominee, a battle that would have wreaked havoc with his prospects for a “successful” second-term, led him to eschew the more ideologically-rigid nominees he presumably preferred. This is an important victory for liberals and Democrats. It should not be taken for granted. Bush knew Senate Democrats would rightly filibuster a Thomas-like nominee, he knew such a filibuster would once again trigger an ugly confrontation over the “nuclear option,” and so, he blinked.

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