Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Another Take On the Nomination of Miers

James D. Pinkerton of Newsday explores the concept that in nominating Harriet Miers to SCOTUS, President Bush is acting like a war president. That is, in order to maintain a bipartisan support of the War on Terror in Congress, President Bush is buying support with the budget and with his SCOTUS nominees.

Mr. Pinkerton compares this strategy to FDR’s and Churchill’s during WWII. And, you know, I think he may have a point.

At any rate, it’s another angle to consider in the “What Was Bush Thinking?” debate. (Although my liberal friends do not consider that Bush does think. To them it’s all—and only—about cronyism. No need to consider anything further.)

(H/T: Townhall)