< meta name="DC.Date.Valid.End" content="20050825"> Amendment Nine: The "New" Bush Doctrine

Monday, October 03, 2005

The "New" Bush Doctrine

In a nutshell, the new Bush Doctrine for governing can be summed up as follows: "Don't Rock the Boat". The swagger and confidence which marked the foreign policy of this Administration is in stark contrast to the timidity and caution which now characterizes their domestic moves. With an historic opportunity to change the trajectory of the Supreme Court, President George W. Bush has managed to do what no one thought possible: absolutely nothing.

First, he replaced an ultra-right wing, ardent segrationist Chief Justice with a contemporary version of the very same person. And now, he seeks to replace a conservative-feminist noted for moderate views with an equally similar, television friendly, "90s version". Whatever Bush will be remembered for, it will not be for his Supreme Court picks. The feathers are looking worn on this old duck.