Archive for October, 2005

Alito: Tempering the Optimism

Monday, October 31st, 2005

The nomination of Judge Samuel Alito has been met with unbridled enthusiasm in conservative circles. This is understandable in light of the Miers debacle. Clearly, Judge Alito’s resume qualifies him for the Supreme Court. If he were on the Court for several of its disastrous decisions, such as Griswold, Roe, and Eisenstadt, he almost certainly […]

Miers Winners and Losers: ‘06 Edition

Sunday, October 30th, 2005

Winners

Rep. Tom Tancredo - No he’s not in the Senate and no he would not have had to vote on the nomination, but Rep. Tom Tancredo is the biggest winner in this mess. As mentioned in the previous post, several Senators did the right thing, killing the nomination behind closed doors, but Rep. Tancredo was […]

Profiles in Courage

Thursday, October 27th, 2005

 

           
   
Readers of this blog know that I have called Republicans to task for their betrayals of conservatism. Such criticism, though, makes praise all the more meaningful. The members above, Senator Sam Brownback, Senator Jeff Sessions, Senator Jon Kyl, Senator Tom Coburn, Senator Norm Coleman, Senator David Vitter, Senator George Allen, and Senator […]

Ireland Out; Catlett Only Hope

Thursday, October 27th, 2005

Elizabeth Dole’s latest failure is her inability to convince West Virginia Secretary of State Betty Ireland to challenge Sen. Robert KKK Byrd. Though she would only have been in office for two years, Ireland proved her political metal when she defeated Ken Hechler by nearly 30,000 votes, making her the only victorious GOP candidate in […]

Congratulations White Sox

Thursday, October 27th, 2005

I was remiss not to post this last night. In spite of terrible umpiring throughout the post-season, the White Sox’ sweep of the Houston Astros showed clearly that they are the best team in Major League Baseball. After a long wait, the south side finally has something to get excited about.

Harriet Miers: Worse than We Thought

Thursday, October 27th, 2005

Wow.
Up until now,the primary complaint among conservatives has been than there was no evidence of Miss Miers being a strict constructionist in the mold of Justices Scalia and Thomas. Supporters of Miers have shown exactly zero evidence that she would strictly apply the Constitution. Now we find out that she doesn’t understand the difference between […]

Fortuitous Failure

Wednesday, October 26th, 2005

Yet again, Sen. Dole has failed to recruit the best, nay, best remaining candidate for a Senate campaign. Vermont Lt. Gov. Brian Dubie has decided against a primary challenge to businessman James Tarrant. When Jumpin’ Jim Jeffords announced his retirement, the GOP quickly turned its attention to Gov. Jim Douglas, a liberal Republican whom most […]

Steele In; Cardin Leads

Wednesday, October 26th, 2005

As Serge points out in a comment to the previous post, Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele has entered the race to replace retiring Sen. Paul Sarbanes. Dave Myers took issue with my last post on this one, and this expected development lends itself to offering some clarification on a few points. First, though, in case […]

New Nominee? ‘06 Republicans Hope So

Tuesday, October 25th, 2005

Yesterday morning, Erick posted over at ConfirmThem that the White House is asking outsiders to come up with a new list of nominees. Catholic lure says that the Pope isn’t sick until he’s dead. The same can be said of political candidates or nominees. When sources close to a candidate say that he is “reevaluating”, […]

Breaking News: White House Hires Baghdad Bob

Sunday, October 23rd, 2005

According to sources close to the situation, the White House is preparing to announce the hiring of Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf, aka Baghdad Bob, to handle public relations for the nomination of Harriet Miers. Al-Sahaf earned the respect of fellow public relations specialists for his service during the United States invasion of Iraq, faithfully serving his […]