The Spectre of Souter?
John Hawkins continues to take the high road among the opposition to Harriet Miers, while National Review Online continues to take the low road.
Hawkins notes that in many ways David Souter
seemed like a solid conservative:"As New Hampshire attorney general in 1977, Souter opposed the repeal of an 1848 state law that made abortion a crime even though Roe v. Wade had made it irrelevant, predicting that if the law were repealed, New Hampshire "would become the abortion mill of the United States."
NRO, on the other hand, publishes this risible piece
from Adam Bellow (Saul's son):Indeed, those who compare the Bushes to the Corleone family are not far off the mark. Through a tangled web of marriage, adoption, instrumental friendship, and godparenthood, the typical mafia don creates a series of concentric rings around his family that extends his power deep into the countryside. Likewise, the Bushes have created an enormous social network based on their family. Like other large successful clans they prefer their own company and that of their relatives, friends, and retainers. Such families typically have their own compounds where they gather apart from the rest of society, and when someone useful swims into their view they adopt him as part of the family. This was the way the Bushes dealt with Prince Bandar of Saudi Arabia, whom they christened "Bandar Bush."
So now we've got conservative magazines comparing the Bush family to the mafia. What's next, columns about how stupid Bush is, and that he's really just Rove's puppet?
Hat Tip (On NRO article): Roger L. Simon