Mo’ Roe

Noted today (courtesy of Doc Searls on my feedreeder) that others are coming independently to theory similar to the one I wrote up a few weeks ago here and here.

Richard Bennett adds a twist, though, suggesting Bush nominated Miers because he really does want an activist judiciary — if not on Roe, then on things like Schiavo.

I am not sure I buy that added line of argument. I continue to think this is a schism between the now-institutionalized and corrupted inside-the-beltway conservatives, who want to maintain a hold on power, and the movement conservatives who really do want to outlaw abortion, rescind right-to-die legislation, and teach our kids intelligent design. The practical, if cynical, insiders know that if the movement gets what it wants, it’s all over as a majority party.