07/08/2005: Gem o'the Day:
Over at Slate they've launched a new blog, "The Has-Been", by Bruce Reed, former domestic policy adviser to President Clinton and president of the Democratic Leadership Council. In his latest entry (no permalink, alas; look for the Thursday, July 7, 2005 entry if you are chasing hyperlinks), Reed writes about the recent White House defenses of Alberto Gonzalez from extreme conservative factions worried that Gonzalez might be appointed to the Supreme Court:
Bush has finally discovered the downside of interest-group conservatism. One morning you wake up and realize you're not president anymore—you're not even executive director.
Len on 07.08.05 @ 07:30 AM CST