Friday, October 28, 2005

I don't buy the argument that right-wing attacks on Harriet Miers were sexist, or lookist. Would the organized guardians of the right-wing faith have given a pass to a less-than-conservatively-correct man (think Alberto Gonzales), or a babe lacking conservative bona fides? I don't think so. Consider the chilling key passage of the Wall Street Journal op-ed that appeared under Rush Limbaugh's byline on Monday:

This is no "crackup." It's a crackdown. We conservatives are unified in our objectives. And we are organized to advance them. The purpose of the Miers debate is to ensure that we are doing the very best we can to move the nation in the right direction.

"Crackdown"? This is "political correctness" way beyond what's ascribed to liberals. The attack on Miers wasn't sexism or lookism, it was right-wing Maoism. It was a reminder to the president that, as far as the Supreme Court is concerned, even the possibility of Incorrect Thinking will not be tolerated.

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