Friday, October 28, 2005

Keratomalacia aka Vitamin A Deficiency in the Conservative Elite Class

Conservative A Team punditry may be suffering from Night Blindness aka VAD aka Vitamin A deficiency aka keratomalacia or in political parlance near sightedness which could shrink the Reagan/Goldwater conservative swell which crescendoed during the 2004 election resulting in a near commanding majority in both houses of Congress and the continuation of the George W. Bush presidency. Renown columnists George Will, William Kristol, popular talk show host Laura Ingraham and a cadre of lifelong GOP stalwarts are parading around after an undignified spike and doowop dance in the end zone of punditry. All these players are suffering from loss of visual acuity all except for the A Team's quarterback and obvious carrot(vitamin A rich)eater Hugh Hewitt. Mr. Hewitt's eloquently and perceptually nuanced insight and dissenting debate is the antithesis to the self-congratulatory garish end zone festivities of his egghead teammates. With their pens, microphones and TV appearances, these starting players could prove to be off sides. Only time will tell us if the 2 points(Meir's exit) will in effect be called back or will stay on the score board. In the meantime this Judicial Conservative "Safety" is being heralded by the conservative defensive front line!

This reminds me of Game Two of the the Angels and White Sox playoff game when home plate umpire Doug Eddings called strike 3 but not the third out. The Angels knew that they had their 3rd strike against A.J. Pierzynski, but A.J. and the White Sox had other ideas and took advantage of the umpire's bad call. So while third-string catcher Josh Paul and his Angels teammates ran off the field Wednesday night, Pierzynski took off for first base, triggering what is sure to go down as one of the most disputed endings in postseason history. Chicago beat the Angels and went on to win the series after the Angels lost their edge and could not regain the momentum. Granted the White Sox were superb in post season play and went onto win the World Series. The Umpire or "Judge" played a bigger role than he should have but unfortunately that's not the way it is supposed to be, yet it happens.... I hope there won't be long term fall out from this punditry orchestrated score.

I agree with Mr. Hewitt that although Harriot Meirs was not my first choice, the choice is neither mine nor the A Team punditry's... Its the duly elected President's CHOICE as stipulated by the Constitution of the United States of America. What's the down side of Meir's nominational abdication? Just-This Sandra 'wish your Day in court was over' O'Connor! That's right at least 170 more Days of O'Connor making bad decision in the Supreme Court where there is still a tight 5/4 majority including this Republican Appointed Judge and the swing VOTE! Isn't this at least half of what the Democratic poker players of Kennedy, Boxer, Schumer, Reid et al wanted upon the untimely death of the late great Chief Justice Rehnquist. Remember this gang of manipulators wanted to get the President to elevate O'Connor to the Chief Justice seat for a time so that there would be "continuity and stability on the Supreme Court." The true aim I suspect was that O'Connor once in this position would stay on the court indefinitely, once she had savored the power of the Chief Justice. Remember in the Lord of the Rings and the ring "Precious"? I think this position of honor and power could have proven to be overly intoxicating?.....

Furthermore, this high five fest by the conservative elites has played right into the hands of the crafty Dems who have been spinning this to their advantage by claiming the President has caved to the "radical and hard right" of the conservative movement. A Team players on the Conservative side, this is a horrible public relations move! Thus, the net net for the Dems is they get half of what they wanted and get to label the Conservative Pundits as the "Hard Right" to boot. Just-This Sandra gets to stamp her unconstitutional impunity for many a Day with decisions that would have a higher probability of going in a conservative direction with Meirs on the court. Mr. Hewitt believes that we should have saved this duel at the "OK" Senatorial Judiciary Corral for the next nomination upon the retirement of Ginsberg or Stevens. Pending Supreme Court decisions will be stained with the liberal waywardness of Just-This a turncoat Republican appointed Judge O'Connor.

Perhaps our stalwart conservative pundits would have been wise to have used a play from the former World Chess Champion Bobby Fisher who in 1975 refused to play Russian Champion Antoly Karpov. Even though he lost his title he did so by not losing a match which was what he was afraid of. I hope that the self congratulatory hip hopping end zone triumphalism of the conservatives over Meirs' exit doesn't turn out to be a default loss for the Conservatives, and default Kaspovian style 20 year win for the manipulative and crafty Democrats. President Bush didn't fall for the patronizing O'Connor ploy floated by the Dems when he bumped up John Roberts to the Chief Justice spot and I think he had a strategy with the Meirs nomination.

On the Conservative side of the political ledger it seems to me that Hugh Hewitt is on the same wavelength as the President and that he plays Strategic Chess while all the others play checkers. Conservative historians will tell us if the Judicial Safety that is being celebrated will stand the test of time. Remember, there are no guarantees that a "perfect" Nominee will do what is hoped by the conservative movement sweeping the country. Furthermore like Mr. Hewitt says now any utterance ever made by a Nominee has been established as a precedent to "Bork" any and all, in the future! I think all of us conservative would do well to follow Hugh Hewitt's lead and eat more beta carotene rich carrots to cure our near sightedness or night blindness. It seems that the Kennedys and Schumers of the Senate are eating their carrots. Lets level the field and fight with the Vitamin A Strategy of a world class Chess Player....

Francis X. Yubero, M.D


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