Even though Mr. Bush has already been in office for almost five years, we continue to learn more about what he really cares about and who he really is.
With Plamegate, we learned a lot more about Bush's concern for weapons of mass destruction. He could not have cared less. Protecting his political life was far more important than protecting America. In order to smear a critic, Bush trashed a CIA agent working on weapons of mass destruction. All of her contacts, built up over 18 years, were rendered useless. Her cover was an elaborately created company that would have taken the CIA much effort and money to build. Normally, the agency does not built up such a cover for one agent. Brewster Jennings in all probability "employed" other CIA operatives. In the White House's zeal to silence it's critics those careers were destroyed as well.
It's bad enough that W. and his team have destroyed careers and caused lives to be threatened, but it is even worse that our ability to learn about WMD's around the world, has been damaged as well.
In the next few days, we will learn a lot more about the character of our President.
By nominating Alito, we have seen his respect for women and for diversity. Non-existent.
We have also seen his total lack of loyalty to the Latino community. As Senator Reid pointed out, this is the third candidate he nominated that was not Hispanic. In the face of his vague promises, I think that you have to conclude that he felt that he just could not find a qualified Hispanic. Worse, he has effectively precluded any Hispanic candidate from being nominated for decades. If this nomination goes through, there will be five Roman Catholics on the court. By nominating another non-Hispanic Roman Catholic, Bush has killed any hope that a Catholic Hispanic could be appointed for years.