28 Oct 2005 Good Thing They Aren’t Teenage Girls
The story “Right’s Victory in Miers Case Backs Bush into a Corner” in the Globe and Mail begins:
The Christian right is ecstatic. Their campaign to scuttle the nomination of Harriet Miers to the U.S. Supreme Court succeeded yesterday, demonstrating their political heft with a beleaguered President who needs every friend he can get…
To whom does this Canadian newspaper refer? Jim Dobson? Jerry Falwell? Chuck Colson? Richard Land? Jay Sekulow? Pat Robertson?
All backed Miers.
One delineation between Miers-backers and Miers-skeptics I rarely if ever saw noted in the press was this simple human difference: People the White House telephoned for support early in the process (hmmm, dare I say, “kissed up to?”) were far more likely to support Miers. Some media-identified leaders apparently are a bit vulnerable to seduction.
Good thing they aren’t teenage girls.
The White House has now learned the hard way that conservative troops really aren’t “poor, uneducated, and easy to command.”