Harriet Miers has shown no loyalty to conservative institutions like the Federalist Society. her loyalty has been to the person of the president, and her mental style seems to be Republicanism on stilts.
Which would explain why some people persist in defending her: Those who believe that Republicanism is the paramount value will naturally support Miers. Those who believe that ideas and principles matter more than team politics, do not.
JVL, That's not a very charitable way to characterize people that disagree with you. I expect that you would agree that Hugh H. values ideas and principles as highly as you do. You obviously disagree as to how those principles manifest themselves in public life. We can all be on the side of the angels here. Persuade me, don't call me a party hack.
Is that *the* John Sterling? or should I say *the-he-he* John Sterling?
Am I missing something? What does Hugh H. have to do with this? Who is Hugh H?
To be fair, I don’t think most of those defending the Miers nomination are unprincipled party hacks. It’s more an emotional reluctance to admit that this might be as bad as it looks, like Bart Simpson at the sweatshop Kamp Krusty, telling himself, “Krusty is coming, Krusty is coming…” Sorry, but it looks to me like Krusty might have left the building.
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