Question. Everyone keeps saying that this John G. Roberts fellow will get confirmed no matter what anyone does. And media folks keep saying, "Well, all this ruckus over the Roberts pick is really
going to distract from the Plame Name Blame Game, but we're just reporters, so it's not like we can do anything about it!" And
to top it off, it seems obvious that Democrats aren't going to "define the debate" through a pre-hearing media battle, or benefit in any way.
Why doesn't liberal HQ just send out the memo telling everyone to lay off? When the confirmation hearings arrive in September, then Democrats can rattle off their questions and do what Lindsay Beyerstein says
, but until then, focus on Rove-Plame, which actually seems to be hurting
the Bush administration. I mean, yeah, John Roberts is going to make the world a worse place, but if
that's going to happen no matter what, why not just let it go for now and get back to the task of castrating Karl Rove and the Republican Party? Oh I don't know...