Blawgletter doesn’t know whether The Washington Post columnist Dan Froomkin leans left or right, but we’d guess from today’s piece that he won’t likely get (or accept) a delegate’s slot at the Republican Party National Convention in Minnesota next year.
Mr. Froomkin entitles his November 16 offering as "Bush’s Other War: on the Courts". Ouchie!
Good thing he writes well, if provocatively. His first two paragraphs say:
Long after the Iraq war is over — in other words, a long time from now — another of President Bush’s legacies will still be very much with us: the profound rightward turn of the federal judiciary in general and the Supreme Court in particular.
So last night’s 25th anniversary gala for the Federalist Society, complete with a keynote from Bush himself, was an orgy of self-celebration. Membership in (or at least affiliation with) the reactionary legal group is practically a requirement for Bush appointees to the bench or top legal jobs.
Dan, we admire your spunk. Come guest blog sometime here at Blawgletter.