That's pretty weak, Anne E. Kornblut
An article over at the NYT about Andrew Card features this subtle dig at conservatives:
"Mr. Card personally managed the selection of Harriet E. Miers for the Supreme Court, a choice that has splintered the Republican Party and left the administration scrambling to rescue her nomination."
I hate to be the one to point this out, but the Republican party is anything but splintered. And I don't hate to point out that this is a clear example of--not bias--but bad reporting. (If you read my past blog posts, I've argued that "biased" is an incoherent term that should be replaced with more specific ones.)
A George Will column here and a William Kristol column there are interesting, but hardly indicative of a splintering in the Republican party, which is a well-oiled machine right now with 55 senators and a president in power. I guess planless, spineless liberals will grasp at anything they can--they'd rather criticize than actually do anything about the current situation. (And so I'll criticize them.)
"Democracy and power" just didn't get people's motors running, eh?