A blog focusing on politics in Central Illinois.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

No room for difference

In breaking news, Conservative leaders today showed that there is now room for moderates in today's Republican party. With the withdrawal of Harriet Miers's nomination to the Supreme Court the Bush Administration has waved its white flag in capitulation to the far right. After screwing his base relentlessly in support of large corporate interests Bush has finally come back to the one's who nominated him. I was content with the Miers' nomination, let's be honest she wasn't good, but she beat what else Bush could have thrown up. Now the question comes who will replace him, and if it is a far right winger will that person face an easier path through the senate. My feeling is that person will not, it will be a tough fight indeed if the White House throws up a far right winger. The Bush Administration has shown they are weak, and now Chafee, Snowe, Collins, Specter and their ilk will hopefully no longer be afraid to vote their conscience. What do you all think, will a Priscilla Owens type have an easier path than Harriet Miers or will Bush have to have an unprecedented two Supreme Court Withdrawals in a row, and on the same lines, what are the odds he'll nominate another moderate?