The Square Circuit

Academia, parenthood, living in a bankrupt city, and what I read in the process.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

john g. roberts

Looks like a smart pick from Bush. The Democratic Senators seem to be retreating to the position of "he could conceivably be worse," which is definitely the strategy cooked up on Pennsylvania Ave. I suspect they're also hoping that the left will expend all of their powder and money on futilely fighting Roberts, just before Rehnquist retires and allows Bush to put up a much more inflammatory character. All this, and they get Rove, Scooter Libby, and McClellan's redass off of the front pages. Hell of a trifecta.

Still, Bush's approval rating is at its lowest point. Maybe this'll help the Dems buy some stones for the Roberts fight.


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