Far be it from me to offer any advice to the right-wing crowd that's currently frothing over the not-what-they-wanted nomination of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court, but I'm getting a little tired of seeing stuff like this in the papers.
"This president is saying 'trust me,' and people don't want to just do that," said a conservative activist with ties to the White House. The activist was particularly upset about Miers' contributions to Democrats in the late 1980s.
"How do you explain this?" he said, referring to Miers' 1988 contributions to then-Sen. Lloyd Bentsen, D-Texas, and then-Sen. Al Gore, D-Tenn. "She was in her 40s; it's not like she was in college and drunk at the time."
(For extra credit, buy yourself a copy of Fifty Years of the Texas Observer and read about what the liberal wing of the Texas Democratic Party thought of Lloyd Bentsen in 1970, when he successfully ousted progressive hero Ralph Yarborough in the primary.)Posted by Charles Kuffner on October 09, 2005 to National news | TrackBack