And size 6 this one isn't.
In a column posted early Monday in the WSJ Opinion Journal, John Fund quotes from notes from a conference call Dobson participated in in which two judges close to Miers assured him that they had spoken with her about Roe v. Wade and that she had indicated she would vote to overturn it.
(Did he lie last week in saying Karl Rove hadn't told him inside info after all? Technically, maybe not: this wasn't a conversation with Rove himself, but it was one that Rove instigated. Wink, wink; nudge, nudge: Mr. Dobson is lucky he wasn't under oath in court the other day. But isn't this the kind of too-clever evasion for which his crowd cheered the impeachment of Bill Clinton?)
What did happen was this:
In the course of "a free-wheeling discussion about many topics," the notes Fund has indicate,
"Absolutely," said Judge Kinkeade.
"I agree with that," said Justice Hecht. "I concur."
Fund goes on to quote an unnamed Senate Judiciary staffer as saying, "If the call is as you describe it, an effort will be made to subpoena everyone on it."
Will this reassure the Religious Right? After all they've invested in righteous rage? Will it be the tipping point for pro-choice Democratic Senators? Do you have to ask?
My friends, let us have a moment of silence. The good lady is toast.