Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Knowing Your Ground

Anyone with an elementary grasp of basic tactics knows that choosing the ground for a battle is of critical importance. You choose the ground carefully, in order to deny your enemy any advantage. But the ground must also be of value to you, in order to make it worth defending.

I bring this up because now there are two things facing the Democrats right now: The ongoing investigation and increasingly mind-boggling scandal that leads from Karl Rove and Bob Novak to the Downing Street Documents (I'll get to that later), and the nomination of John Roberts to replace Justice O'Connor on the Supreme Court.

Now, these two have the ability to hopelessly mire the Democratic leadership like Buridan's Ass and let the Christofascist wing run roughshod all over them (again). However, I have a solution.

Let Roberts go.

Concentrate on Rove.

Roberts has excellent credentials and a solid work record. Give him a thorough investigation, of course, but when his nomination comes to the Senate floor, let him have a fair vote. Damaging your position by filibustering him or dragging the process out longer than it needs to will only hurt you.

Rove, on the other hand, is a huge target and you should keep digging and plugging away until you get enough material to link his efforts at silencing Wilson over the bogus Nigerian yellowcake deal to the 'fixed' intelligence that led us into a hideous quagmire of a war.

Roberts is ground of no value. Rove is the best target.


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