Mark Tapscott, Editorial Page Editor of the San Francisco Examiner, explains in his Examiner.com blog why this past week was an incredible week for American conservatives. He begins by quoting Winston Churchill, "God takes care of drunks and the United States of America," and then enumerates three landmark successes of the past week:
1. Defeat of the Immigration Bill, largely at the hands of the conservative New Media, who based their efforts not on nativist demogoguery (as some Republican Senators charged), but rather on thorough examination and analysis of the legislation;
2. Commencement in earnest of the Roberts Era in the United States Supreme Court, with important 5-4 decisions upholding conservative positions on political speech (FEC v. Wisconsin Right to Life, Inc., which invalidated provisions of the McCain-Feingold Bill that prohibited certain broadcast ads in proximity to an election); and the use of race to assign students to public schools; and
3. Defeat in the Democrat-led House of Representatives of an attempt to revive the Fairness Doctrine, which was a bullet aimed squarely at the aforesaid conservative New Media, particularly talk radio.
So even as the fortunes of the George W. Bush Administration continue to wane, the conservative movement is alive and well, and, to give credit where due, in no small part due to the excellent Supreme Court nominations made by President Bush. (H/T Instapundit.)