Saturday, October 29


Mark Shields points out the hypocrisy of the right wing revealed by their conduct and rhetoric in the Harriet Miers case.

Who said repeatedly some variation of "every judicial nominee and the American people and the president deserve a fair up-or-down vote?" If you answered virtually every Republican senator, especially Sens. Orrin Hatch of Utah, Sam Brownback of Kansas and Bill Frist of Tennessee, you would be more than right.

In addition to that "up-or-down vote," every judicial nominee, according to those same honorable folks, was entitled to a fair committee hearing. Every judicial nominee, it turns out, except Miers. She didn't even get the hearing, let alone "the fair up-or-down vote" she deserved.
Miers does not need to apologize to anyone. She told no lies. The big losers are those on the political right -- both her supporters and her opponents -- whose contradictions and moral relativism were enough to give hypocrisy a bad name.

In addition, the wingnuts flipped on the refrain that "personal beliefs/religion have no place in the debate," "show us the documents on policy issue discussions," and affirmative action. But IOIYAR.

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