10/28/2005: About those Staunch 'Conservative Principles'...
"...It's hard to escape the idea that with special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald breathing down the administration's neck, the president decided he could not afford any further fractures in his own political coalition. So he threw Miers over the side.
This has been a powerfully instructive moment. The willingness of conservatives to abandon what they had once held up as high and unbending principles reveals that this battle over the Supreme Court is, for them, a simple struggle for power...."
-- E. J. Dionne (WaPo).
Karen on 10.28.05 @ 07:12 AM CST