Thursday, October 06, 2005

A great day in modern American history

The day Harriet Miers was nominated to the Supreme Court will be remembered as a great day, because it was on this day principled conservatives finally realized what principled liberals have known all along: President Bush's character is deeply flawed.

Because instead of keeping his campaign pledge to appoint only strict constructionists to the court, he rewarded a crony. Instead of standing up for a principle he's often said he values, he gave the plum job to a political hack. Instead of finding someone in the mold of Thomas and Scalia -as he promised he would- he went to an old friend.

It's bizarre behavior- but only if you were ever foolish enough to believe that Bush really is a man of principle.