Lots of people think it’s gonna get really ugly for Bush in the coming weeks. I’ve got no doubt it’ll get ugly. He’s got Katrina, Iraq, and two Supreme Court positions to fill.
The political implications of this situation, having two Supreme Court vacancies simultaneously, will whip radicals (environmental, racial, sexual, economic) and collectivists of all sorts into a frenzy of paranoia which will make the Roberts process so far look positively tame. It might even make what happened to Robert Bork look civilized.
SactoDan thinks the Democrats are already stretched thin and may have trouble coming up with a “combat” stragety. He’s probably right, the dems have gotta be freakin.
It amazes me that Rehnquist hadn’t retired. The man deserves our deepest respect as a country, no two ways about that.
And yah, I fucked this post up. Somehow it came out with 3 different post ID’s. Some trackbacks point to the post ID’s that don’t exist any longer.