The Most Connected Man In Washington

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

The Most Connected Man In Washington

You have to hand it to Erick of Red State - he single-handedly turned that blog into a must-read for those waiting for a Supreme Court, vacancy based on the rumors he spread; rumors apparently sourced to various high-level contacts in the administration leading to bold declarations such as
William Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States, has retired. A White House statement is forthcoming. Should caveat this: A very good source says this.
Now Erick obviously has much better contacts than I do, but I have to admit that I am a bit surprised by the fact that he seems to know not only everything the White House is doing, but the Democrats' inner plans as well
I've heard that the Dems were going to throw a bone or two to the base to keep them happy, but otherwise will let the nominee through the Senate.

Democrat activists are starting to chime in as are some Democrat Senate aides. One emails that "this means war." Another says that the Dems will throw everything they can at Roberts in the committee, with Schumer taking the lead, and ultimately let him get to the floor for a vote.
So there you go - Erick is your one stop shopping for everything going on in DC. Man, is that guy connected or what?

Anyway, I have a question about this
One postscript on this crazy day: lefty groups jumped out of the gate today attacking Edith Brown Clements as a right wing extremist. Now they are jumping out after John Roberts. The President can legitimately show, based on today, that the Democrat interest groups really would attack whoever he nominated and, according to Gallup and other private polling, the American people already think that.
Lefty groups tried to tar Clements as an extremist? Really? When did that happen? I must not have been paying attention because I don't recall seeing anyone say anything at all about Clement, especially since by early afternoon everyone learned that she would not be the nominee.

But if Erick says "lefty groups jumped out of the gate today attacking" her, it must be true. After all, he is the most connected man in Washington.

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