Oct 10 2005
Well I have to hand it to those anti-Miers types (like our friends at Redstate who find it normal to insult those they disagree with), they sure are an impressive crowd. With nothing but speculation and hypotheticals, they have discerned that Harriet Miers must be stopped at all costs. And in the Senate, their allies are ready to damage Bush for the good of the country – and the conservative movement overall!
Those crazy martyrs, what will they think up next?
Well, DJ Drummond at Polipundit has provided some cold, hard perspective on the zealotry and fanaticism from the anti-Miers crowd:
In 1993, President William Jefferson Clinton nominated Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the United States Supreme Court. Despite the clear indication that Ginsburg represented a clear shift to the Left from the Justice she replaced, the confirmation vote was 96 to 3 in Ginsbergâ€™s favor.
How strange, that so many Republicans respected Bill Clinton so much more than they will George W. Bush.
How strange indeed! Of course Ginsburg was ‘more qualified’ than Myers who is graduated from [sniff] SMU! That is why she and Clinton will be treated with more respect from the fanatics on the right than Bush and Miers.
BTW, for your consideration I provide the following definitions:
a. One who is zealous, especially excessively so.
b. A fanatically committed person.
A person marked or motivated by an extreme, unreasoning enthusiasm, as for a cause.
One who advocates or resorts to measures beyond the norm, especially in politics.