The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Wednesday, July 20, 2005

The first of the spin on Roberts

True to form, the right-wing is out in full force to shower praise on Bush's nominee. "Brilliant," "one of the finest legal minds in the country," etc.

Furthermore, the focus is on what a sensible nominee he is. A "smooth confirmation is guaranteed." The point here is laying the groundwork for attacks on Democrats-- they've already set themselves up to feign outrage when Democrats suggest that this right-wing kook is, errr... a right-wing kook.

We've seen it before, over and over. What we need to do is keep the heat on Rove and point out that this guy is anything but mainstream. He's a bone that the administration is throwing to fundamentalists-- with the added bonus of being staunchly anti-consumer.