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    that it was largely incompetence that did Miers in.  The main reason behind the rightwingers' consternation is a little more complicated, however.  They can't admit to themselves that most people who hold their views are morons.  I'll give you some anecdotal evidence from my own experience.

    My only rabid rightwing work colleague (I'm a college professor, so thankfully I'm not exposed to many)obviously thinks of himself as William F. Buckley kind of conservative (not that I think too much of those kind, either).  Nothing sends him into orbit faster than to point to some public neanderthal who shares his views.  I suspect something like this is going on with a number of Repug legislators and pundits.

    "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

    by blueinnc on Thu Oct 27, 2005 at 11:08:17 AM PDT

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