Posted by Karol at 09:12 AM
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Was the Miers nomination a brilliant Rove ploy to get Alito confirmed?
I don’t think Bush is playing chess looking that many moves ahead, but it’s an interesting theory.
To flesh out WCV’s thoughts, it also allows GW Bush to allay any outrage that he halved the number of women on the Supreme Court.
In my opinion, Alito just doesn’t have enough lottery commission experience to be a supreme court justice.
No way, VC. It made for interesting conspiracy theorizing but Alito is going to get confirmed just like Roberts. Brilliant, conservative, a more nuanced history with abortion cases than people realize and experience out the wazoo.
I have two friends who clerked for the guy and they respect the hell out of him. This is going to be a very difficult nomination to filibuster.
Oops. Sorry about that WC.
Whether it was intentional or stumbled into, it isn’t chess. Bush plays poker. Probably one reason he wins so often. His opponents are playing the wrong metaphorical game.