Ooooooh ... you have to enjoy it when some high-profile, egotistical, Christian wackjob can't keep from shooting off his mouth, which ends up getting him in big trouble:
The Senate Judiciary Committee is likely to summon a leading conservative Christian to explain the private assurances he says he received from the White House about Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers, the committee's chairman said yesterday.
Testimony by Focus on the Family founder James C. Dobson would heighten the political and religious overtones of the already-high-stakes confirmation hearing for Miers, scheduled to start two weeks from today.
And what is it that so firmly painted the bulls-eye on Dobson's back (emphasis added)?
Dobson is among several evangelical leaders enlisted by the White House to vouch for Miers's conservative credentials among right-leaning groups unhappy with her nomination. He spoke with Deputy White House Chief of Staff Karl Rove shortly before President Bush announced the nomination, and later hinted he had received privileged information. "When you know some of the things that I know -- that I probably shouldn't know -- you will understand why I have said, with fear and trepidation, that Harriet Miers will be a good justice," Dobson said told his national radio audience Oct. 5.
You know, with the howling shitstorm swirling around top-level Bush administration officials regarding the Valerie Plame exposure, it's hard to believe that anyone -- anyone -- these days would be so fucking dumb as to go on national media and brag about having been slipped some confidential information by Karl Rove.
Apparently, the religious right in the U.S. is now officially being run by the mentally retarded.