Monday, October 17, 2005

The Miers conference call.

Scott at Powerlineblog.com says:

The conference call recounted in John Fund's Wall Street Journal column on Harriet Miers is itself bound to become a factor in the confirmation process...

http://powerlineblog.com/archives/011970.php

Indeed.

The issue of promises made could be decisive, not just because it is important, but because it is an excuse for opponents to oppose. It is both. It is important. And those looking for an excuse to oppose can use it. There are reasons to oppose that some would not like to recite as their reasons. Thus, excuses are important. For many, the story itself need not be true. The possibility is enough. Others will choose to reject the promises claim and reject the issue. A few may care if it is true.

I raise the ethical issues and identify the players in other posts.


The Fund story is:

http://www.opinionjournal.com/diary/?id=110007415

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