Sunday, October 16, 2005

"The way [Miers is] being beaten up by the far right is very sexist. People should hold their fire, and give people an opportunity to come before a hearing," said Feinstein, D-Calif.
Look: Let's set aside for a moment that Feinstein is wrong on the merits, and should be ashamed for imputing impure motives to Miers opponents.

Consider the politics: Religious conservatives are now calling the President out on his poor judgment, his abandonment of principle and his tendency toward cronyism.

Why beat these people up for coming around to a Democratic view of the President?

Isn't this a moment to reach out to these voters--or at least to cite their criticism as evidence that Democratic complaints are gaining traction across the ideological spectrum?

CONTRAPOSITIVE is edited by Dan Aibel. Dan's a playwright. He lives in New York City.