Friday, May 07, 2010

A New Opportunity for the Right-Wing Fiction Machine

According to Chris Good of the Atlantic Monthly, Elena Kagan will be hard for conservatives to attack if Obama nominates her for the Supreme Court:

I asked Carrie Severino, chief counsel and policy director of the Judicial Crisis Network (a conservative group focused on judicial nominees) what conservatives are going to say about Kagan, and what Kagan's "wise Latina" moment, if there is one, will prove to be.

"She has been much more careful than Justice Sotomayor. She never would have said something like that even if she thinks it. She's been so careful for so long that no one seems to know exactly what she does think," Severino said.

As if any of that's going to matter.

It's not like honesty is Job 1 on the right. If they can't find anything in Kagan's record to attack, they won't have any problems making things up. It might turn out that creative conservatives are consulting the collected works of Joe McCarthy, Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, and Ann Coulter as they gear up for a Kagan nomination.

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Time to Invade Nepal, Maybe Turkey Too

The Pakistani Taliban claimed credit today for the car bomb that fizzled last night on Times Square. No doubt Bill Kristol and other neo-conservatives will soon start calling for invasions of uninvolved countries like Nepal or Turkey.

Actually, India would be a better candidate.

The 9-11 attacks were launched by Saudi nationals and coordinated from al-Qaeda bases in Afghanistan. In response, the Bush administration invaded Iraq despite an enormous amount of evidence that al-Qaeda considered Saddam Hussein to be an enemy.

If the car bomb in NYC really was set by the Pakistani Taliban, the most likely country to be targeted by the neo-cons for invasion would be Pakistan's main enemy, India.

I guess India's lucky the bomb fizzled.