Distinguished Center-Right Blogs Continue Slipping
Here's a challenge for you: Go read this post at Power Line. Then ask yourself:
(a) On what evidence does Scott Johnson rely to draw his conclusions?
(b) Does he really have any evidence at all, or only the speculations of an anonymous former White House insider who doesn't know anything about the Miers nomination, but has only fragments of information, based on which the insider offers clear speculation?
(c) Why on earth does a responsible, thoughtful blog like Power Line engage in this sort of reckless publishing? Is this not beneath your expectations of that fine blog?
(d) Could it be that I am right in my post immediately below, that disappointment in the Miers pick has led to emotional reasoning that seeks a to reach a conclusion based on the flimsiest of evidence?
I hate to say it, but after the Miers fiasco I am going to regard many distinguished center-right blogs with deserved skepticism. This is both surprising and disappointing.