Wednesday, October 05, 2005

What is Bush Hiding? Why Does Dobson Know?

Okay, this is pissing me off more than a little. From Atrios:

Karl Rove, the president's top political adviser, started calling influential social conservatives to reassure them about the pick even before it was announced. He called James C. Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, over the weekend, and Richard Land, a top public policy official of the Southern Baptist Convention on Monday morning, said several people briefed on the calls. Paul Weyrich, the veteran conservative organizer, said Ed Gillespie, the former Republican Party chairman lobbying for confirmation, called at 7:10 a.m. to tell him the news.

In each call and in a series of teleconferences throughout the day, representatives of the White House promised their conservative supporters that as White House counsel, Ms. Miers had played a central role in picking the many exemplars of conservatism among Mr. Bush's previous nominees.

Some of the efforts evidently bore fruit. By day's end, Mr. Dobson, one of the most influential evangelical conservatives, welcomed the nomination. "Some of what I know I am not at liberty to talk about," he said in an interview, explaining his decision to speak out in support of Ms. Miers. He declined to discuss his conversations with the White House.

So yet again Bush and Rove are more content to play patty-cake with their supporters than to play it straight with the American people who pay their salaries and re-elected the sad bastard. How the hell is it that some priviledged insider gets information about a Supreme Court nomination and that information is never going to come out in the confirmation hearings? What the hell is wrong with this country? How are we not mad as hell about this and demanding accountability from the White House?

I'm so tired of them getting a free pass and everyone being okay with this.

Posted by crimnos @ 2:46 PM

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"Some of what I know I am not at liberty to talk about,"

Sounds like he's talking about abortion here and you're right, why is it that Dobson and other righties get inside info. that the rest of us are not allowed to know??

CRONYISM!!!! It has taken over our government and Supreme court.

Posted by Blogger james @ 3:47 PM #

Exactly, it's our country too, and I'm sick of the favoritism Republicans show to their base. We are all American citizens, and we all deserve to know the truth.

Posted by Blogger crimnos @ 6:59 PM #

Perhaps what Dobson was told has nothing to do with abortion or any of the obvious pet issues.

Something to ponder

Posted by Blogger Kevin @ 2:30 AM #
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