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Lexingtonian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-09-05 12:30 PM
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33. he's still God's Annointed in his own mind.

The delusion of God agreeing with his arbitrary decisions is pretty powerful.

This choice is really just Bush picking a person he likes, a person who is a kind of improved nicer version of himself. I feel it's truly that nearly unimaginably shallow and unconsciously narcissistic. And Rove gave it his okay, so it must be right.

Why Rove gave it his okay is of course the great unanswered political question at bottom of it all. My guess is that Rove saw they could only nominate a conservative-looking woman, and that the only question of importance to anyone at the moment was going to be her view on Roe v Wade.

If that's so, then Rove has imho made a well calculated decision, as with Roberts- but it reflects Republican interests in the long run and figuring an overturn of Roe is useless. He's watched the numbers (check at Survey USA) and knows that a Roe overturn would shatter his Party, yet still result in abortion being legal or getting legalized in ~40 states, including Texas and Florida.

But the Right is having a hard time getting over the implications. Miers represents a gentle halfway house to reality for them on the Court, an ambiguous figure full of references to Sixties and Seventies Texas but at the same time all suggestions that reestablishing pre-Sixties American society, which is their dream, is definitely not a priority of the Bush people.
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