Silence of the Beltway Lambs
Jim Hoagland is either a Holy Fool, or a fraud. Or a frog in the pot. From the editorial pages of Pravda on the Potomac:
It can be argued that the Miers nomination is also part of Bush's continuing, concerted effort to flatten the policymaking landscape of Washington -- to exercise control over the significant agencies of the federal government by populating them with loyalists from his White House. But that raises the unsettled, and unsettling, question: To what end? What does Bush believe he can accomplish through such control -- other than avoiding the disastrous divisions of his first administration?
I love it.
"But to what end," forsooth...
This Beltway insider sees all government institutions being brought under the rule of a single Parteioops, 'scuse me, "Party," and can't recognize what's right in front of him?
The Nazis called the process Hoagland is seeing, but not naming, "coordination" (Gleichschaltung).