There was a breakfast meeting at the White House today, and the president came out and discussed it. His meeting was with — Let’s see, who did he meet? — Arlen Specter, Harry Reid, Patrick Leahy and Bill Frist. Yeah. So he met with Specter, Leahy, Frist and Senator Harry Reid about the current vacancy and what might be an up-coming one.
Just to set this up: last week, the president sort of smacked down some conservatives for daring to suggest that the attorney general, Alberto Gonzales, would be an unacceptable Supreme Court nominee because of
Now, the conservatives didn’t attack Gonzales personally; they were very respectful, but they nevertheless said publicly they had problems with him, and the president slapped them down — and today has a meeting with his enemies, along with Frist and Specter. I don’t even know that you’d call Specter a friend in this fight, and it just seems that on occasion the administration here is far more friendly to its