the job of a Supreme Court justice ... is to make precedent.
The bottom line is this was probably a dumb call. You pick up the phone, you say, 'Let's get a statement out and get this behind us.' You avoid the kind of feeding frenzy we're seeing here today. I think the press smells a little blood in the water.
[If the foregoing was simply insensitive, George W. Bush's comparison of the first U.S. war against Iraq, when his dad was commander in chief, and the current U.S. war against Iraq is damning. In] Misunderestimated: The President Battles Terrorism, John Kerry and the Bush Haters ... I think freedom will prevail, so long as the U.S. and its allies don't ... do what many Iraqis still suspect might happen, and that is cut and run early, like what happened in '91.
It's just hard to imagine President Bush, knowing this woman as well as he claims to know her, would knowingly put someone [on the court] who would go wobbly down the road.