Friday, October 7


Charles Krauthammer also termed, in this morning's WAPO column, Roe v. Wade as the court's most intellectually bankrupt ruling.

And, for good measure, he further remarked:

By choosing a nominee suggested by Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid and well known only to himself, the president has ducked a fight on the most important domestic question dividing liberals from conservatives: the principles by which one should read and interpret the Constitution. For a presidency marked by a courageous willingness to think and do big things, this nomination is a sorry retreat into smallness.

So, Mr. Krauthammer, whose column appears regularly on Fridays, has come to the plate belatedly, as a pinch hitter in the bottom of the ninth for the Conservatives, and with the bases loaded has knocked one deep into the centerfield stands. That's the good news. The bad news is that his grand slam was not sufficient to win the game because the other team's manager, George W. Bush, persists in ignoring the score and the umpires, and, inscrutably, believes that he can still win the big game regardless of the score on the strength of a weak-armed pitcher -- Miers -- who incongrously had never before pitched a game in the majors, failing to bring to the mound any credible experience or major league stats, or a fastball that didn't make the catcher fall fast asleep from ennui before it arrived at home plate.

SOURCE: "Washington Post" (registration required)

FOLLOW-UP: BeldarBlog answers Krauthammer and, as he has been doing all week, makes the case for Miers and supporting the president. I disagree with him, but he's a superb blogger and should be read.

FOLLOW-UP II: Popular Betsy Newmark offers her thoughts on the Miers' nomination and the Krauthammer column.