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October 12, 2005

Talking Points Memo: by Joshua Micah Marshall: October 09, 2005 - October 15, 2005 Archives

Josh Marshall really nails it in his reaction to Bush's comments about Harriet Miers (i.e. his enthusiastic endorsement of her staunch Evangelical religious beliefs):

We are, needless to say, engaged in a vast, shambling and tragic occupation of Iraq, the nominal aim of which is to create a secular, rule-of-law-based democracy which would end the cycle of repression, fanaticism and violence which spilled onto America's shores four years ago.

At the same time, President Bush argues for Miers' confirmation neither on the basis of her 'judicial temperament' nor her judicial philosophy or ideology but because she is a staunch evangelical Christian.

The fact that many of the president's more theocratic supporters don't seem to believe him just adds a level of irony or entertainment for those of us still holding out for the Enlightenment tradition.

But doesn't the juxtaposition really show the game is up at some level?

Hey, Republicans -- please don't unravel too fast.  We need you to draw things out through the 2006 elections, so we can sweep your sorry asses out of office.

Posted by Jon Stahl on October 12, 2005 at 10:59 PM in National and International Politics | Permalink

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