Thursday, October 6

HUGH HEWITT, ET AL., VIZ. MIERS

I got my back up earlier this week (and again today) over the Hugh Hewitt-led attacks on center-right bloggers who haven't dutifully fallen into lockstep behind the president's confounding choice of Harriet Miers to help lead the U.S. Supreme Court to the Promised Land of strict constructionism, non-activism, and, devoutly to be wished, the overturning of the epochal, disastrous, Rove vs. Wade decision. Goodness, even Ankle Biting Pundits has now told those of us questioning the president's choice to stop "whining."

As I wrote earlier today in linking to Peggy Noonan's column on the brouhaha over Miers' selection:

And maybe Peggy Noonan's cachet allows the following statement -- a statement that a number of center-right polibloggers have made only to be inundated with a tidal wave of condescending grousing about how wayward and disloyal and hysterical and elitist and infantile and DailyKos-like we are, and how we must be reverently optimistic about Harriet Miers and dutifully close ranks with the president.

Noonan had written: "I don't think it's important to show loyalty to the president by backing his decision."

Anyway, where I'm going with this post is to point to a pithy post at "Daisy Cutter," which defends well those of us disgruntled and flabbergasted over the Miers' nomination, but infuses the defense with a dollop of humor that the center-right blogosphere is sorely in need of at this moment.

And, better still is what's been done at this blog site's sidebar. Take a look towards the top of the right sidebar at who is linked under the heading: Whatever Pres. Bush Does Is Always Right. Nice touch of nuance, don't you think?!