Instapundit points out that
Friday, October 19, 2007 :::
some of the backlash against things that the Bush Administration has been doing probably stems from a lack of understanding of just how bad the law has always been in many areas, leading to a false impression that things represent shocking new departures from the Constitution when they really represent . . . er, . . well-settled departures from the Constitution.Relatedly, he links to Radley Balko:
For seven years, the left has been up in arms about President Bush's aggressive foreign policy, his secrecy, his partisanship, and his expansive claims on executive power. It's odd, then, that they're prepared to nominate Hillary Clinton to carry the party into the 2008 elections.Clinton strikes me as quite a bit more partisan than Bush, but that could be my own bias.
::: posted by Steven at 10:15 PM