Dobson subpoena pt. deux

News & Politics

Forced to personify two of the major factions in the fragile but stubbornly resilient Republican coalition you might come up with the Wall St. Journal's John Fund and Focus on the Family's James Dobson.

And today they're in direct conflict.

Last week, you'll recall, the good doctor backtracked on his claim that Rove told him things about Harriet Miers that "he probably shouldn't know" after the Senate Judiciary Committe (who probably should) made reference to a possible subpoena for the info.

Dobson hopped onto his organization's radio show for a scripted subterfuge that was, at best, demonstrably misinformed, revealing nothing that he "probably shouldn't know."

The elephant here is, of course, will Miers overturn Roe v. Wade or not?

Leaves in the Current writes:

"In a column posted early Monday in the WSJ Opinion Journal, John Fund quotes from notes from a conference call Dobson participated in in which two judges close to Miers assured him that they had spoken with her about Roe v. Wade and that she had indicated she would vote to overturn it."
Which is quite different from the big fat nothing that Dobson revealed to avoid a subpoena.

"Fund goes on to quote an unnamed Senate Judiciary staffer as saying, 'If the call is as you describe it, an effort will be made to subpoena everyone on it.'"

And the bigger story may be the widening chasm between the Republican factions... (DailyKos)

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