West Wing Episode Predicts Miers/Rove/Dobson Fiasco
POSTED ON 10/10/2005 | PERMALINK |3 Comments | BOOKMARK
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter said he wants to know whether presidential adviser Karl Rove privately assured a conservative activist of how Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers would rule on the court.

Specter, a Pennsylvania Republican, said he will would look into a statement by James Dobson, president of the Colorado Springs, Colorado-based advocacy group Focus on the Family, that Dobson has had ``conversations'' with Rove about the woman nominated to replace retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and knows things about Miers ``that I probably shouldn't know.''
This whole scenario is strangely similar to last night's episode of The West Wing, in which a religious leader is promised an anti-choice judge--off the record--by a republican presidential candidate. The religious leader than leaks the information and the candidate denies he made the promise.

Is this Bush Administration that predictable? Yes. Yes it is.

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Blogger Eric Mortensen said...

hehe. that is so true. i know *exactly* what you are talking about.

it's such a good show...but the deam may be turning into a nightmare.

Mon Oct 10, 01:04:00 PM  
Blogger sarah t. said...

it's why those "bartlett for president" bumperstickers were so popular...

Mon Oct 10, 01:45:00 PM  
Blogger spocko said...

Wow! Now if only we could get some of the press to ask tough questions like in the West Wing!

Mon Oct 10, 05:54:00 PM  

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