27 October 2005
So Myers has finally gone. I think this whole episode casts a great deal of light on the way Bush works. Some claim that the nomination was simply stupid, a mis-step, but I think there's more at work here. Basically, Bush likes operating behind the scenes with a group of absolutely loyal friends who can get the dirty deeds done without having to mess around with public scrutiny. For this to work, he needs people he can absolutely trust who are either part of the original clique of insiders familiar to his father or are people who completely owe their positions to his good graces. What better way to ensure influence on the high court that to select a less qualified candidate?
Posted by Karlo at 12:49 p.m.