I have read plenty of just that sort of intellectual vapidity all over the internet in the last week. The shocking thing is I've only been repeating the sort of chatter I've been reading on the supposedly conservative web sites. Some coming from bloggers and political commentators, but most coming in the form of responses from the so-called "readers" of those websites. Most who claim to be conservative or moderate. All because of the nomination of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court.
The meltdown is unlike anything I've ever seen before. It's like all of the dKos/DU/Michael Moore/Deaniac/Whacko-fringe-leftist rants have finally taken hold on the right. Therefore, it must be true: the left has won the intellectual war for the heart and soul of this country. Everyone hates Bush now. Or am I missing something here?
Just think where we'd be now if George W. Bush had not been reelected last November. I can tell you where: we'd be talking about President Kerry's pick for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court: Hillary Clinton. And even though she's probably even less qualified from the standpoint of all of those measures being applied to Harriet Miers, you know the left would be rallying around the next superstar to join the Supreme Court, and the media would be falling all over itself proclaiming her again as "the smartest woman in America -- if not the WORLD". No doubt. By the way, she'd be joining the court along with previously nominated and approved intellectual Laurence Tribe, who was tapped to fill the O'Connor seat when she announced her retirement. Yeah. Just think about that for a minute before you keep up the dumping on President Bush and Harriet Miers. Do you really think his choice is such a bad thing, now?