January 01, 2005

Divvy Up Poland, Shall We?

I see "influential evangelical" James Dobson has promised to target some of the red-state Democrats up for re-election in 2006 (Byrd, B. Nelson, Bingaman, etc.) if they dare block any of Bush's conservative judicial nominees. Frightening! I do wonder, though, what Dobson would do even if the Democrats confirmed all of Bush's judges. Would Dobson tell evangelical voters to stay home in '06? Would he endorse Ben Nelson and Robert Byrd? Would he contribute to their campaign coffers? Would he not be as enthusiastic about endorsing their opponents?

Or would he just use all his influence to try to get them defeated anyways, because they're relatively weak and vulnerable? Hm, yes. Yes, I think that's it. At the risk of violating Godwin's Law, I'm going to say we've seen this sort of deal offered before.
-- Brad Plumer 9:12 PM || ||