Alito & Armageddon

Despite threatening disarray on nearly all fronts, President George W. Bush moved quickly and with characteristic political focus to nominate Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr. to replace Harriet Miers as his choice for the seat on the Supreme Court that will eventually be vacated by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.

What remains unclear is how badly damaged Bush has been by the indictment of the vice president’s chief of staff, I. Lewis “...

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