Psychic Sotomayor Strategy Scoop
Bereft of the special, secret insight gifted to others, Ad Nags struggles to divine the GOP’s strategy towards Obama’s Supreme Court nominee:
“The G.OP. has to make a stand,” said Scott Reed, manager of the 1996 presidential campaign of Bob Dole. “This is what the base and social conservatives really care about, and we need to brand her a liberal with some out-of-the-mainstream positions. Forget about cosmetics and ethnic heritage, and focus on her record.”
But some Republicans warned that the image of Republicans throwing a roadblock before an historic nomination could prove politically devastating. Republicans saw a dip in Hispanic support in 2008, after eight years in which former President George. W. Bush and his political aides had made a concerted effort to increase the Republican appeal to Hispanics, the nation’s fastest-growing group of voters.
“If Republicans make a big deal of opposing Sotomayor, we will be hurling ourselves off a cliff,” said Mark McKinnon, a senior adviser to Mr. Bush and a long-time advocate of expanding the party’s appeal. “Death will not be assured. But major injury will be.”
However will the Republicans resolve this perplexing dilemma? Ordinary minds are baffled. But thanks to my Superior Powers Of Mental Telepathy, I, and I alone, can provide a verbatim transcript of the GOP’s deliberations on whether or not to aggressively attack Sotomayor and risk (further) alienating Hispanics and women:
I am fairly certain that no-one else could have possibly anticipated this.