What did Karl Rove say to me that I knew on Monday that I couldn't reveal? Well, it's what we all know now, that Harriet Miers is an Evangelical Christian, that she is from a very conservative church, which is almost universally pro-life, that she had taken on the American Bar Association on the issue of abortion and fought for a policy that would not be supportive of abortion, that she had been a member of the Texas Right to Life.If we all know it, why couldn't he talk about it? And now from the White House, via this SFGate.com article:
"People are interested to know why I picked Harriet Miers," Bush told reporters at the White House. "They want to know Harriet Miers' background. They want to know as much as they possibly can before they form opinions. And part of Harriet Miers' life is her religion."This woman is going to go after Roe. I think everyone who supports a woman's right to choose knows this. My problem is that, up until now, Democrats have been content to let the Republicans derail this nomination. Dobson's statements and Bush's statement seem to be a clear effort to bring the far right back into the fold... It might work. In the meantime, having been content to let conservatives hoist Miers on Bush's petard, are not on record with any concerns. Won't this make it harder, IF the right comes back into the fold, for Democrats to oppose her? She needs to be opposed. Sometimes you have to take a stand.