…that I was writing on Harriet Miers’ lack of qualifications to be nominated to the Supreme Court and the poor quality of Mr. Bush’s judgement:

He has wanted no contentious battles because, as he has shown with almost all of his nominees at least since the pitiful support shown Mr. Estrada, he will never rise to their defense or risk his own position on any domestic question of any size. He has shown that he will always keep his precious “political capital” tightly in his hands, like Smeagol grasping the Ring.

I must amend that last statement.  Mr. Bush has expended political capital on one domestic initiative–amnesty for immigrants.  Little wonder that I call his party the Party of Immigration, Imperialism and Insolvency.