Bush has exhausted his supporters’ trust
David Frum quotes letters from fed-up Republican readers who are mad as hell about the Miers nomination. Here’s a good one:
Simple—we are asked to “trust me,” once again. In fact, we’ve believed too many times. We believed in school vouchers; we got the Kennedy education bill. We believed in tax cuts, now under permanent threat of going back up again. We believed “you’re either with us, or you’re with the terrorists;” Iran and Syria continue their silent invasion of Iraq. We believed in WMD; they’re still buried somewhere in Syria. We believed in limited government; we got outrageous farm subsidies, steel tariffs, an unneeded prescription drug benefit, and a bloated transportation bill. We believed his commitment to homeland security; we got ever more porous borders. We trusted his appointments; we got George Tenet, Norm Mineta and Michael Brown. Come on; are we stupid?And here’s another good one:
You just gave a laundry list of “why Miers” with a negative point of view. Why on earth did you not apply the same principles, questions and concerns about W?
Posted by Lawrence Auster at October 07, 2005 11:14 AM | Send