05 October 2005

- More on Miers -

I must admit that I enjoyed seeing Georege Will go crazy over the Mier's nomination. I'm sure he used all of these same arguments when Dubya made questionable appointments to the federal and appellate courts...

With the two nominations Bush has made, I've been wondering whether Karl Rove has become persona non grata in the White House. Of course it's completely possible that Miers is a closet raving lunatic. But from the reaction on the right, you have to wonder why Rove couldn't convince Dubya to nominate someone who would make the true believers giddy.

Then an even more diabolic thought hit me: what if Rove in fact doesn't want Roe v. Wade overturned because it would remove one of the key issues that motivates the conservative base? He is an evil genius, after all, and it is completely possible to do the right thing for all the wrong reasons.

Rove would make a most fascinating character in a novel. And far too often fiction still seems to pass for reality these days.