Dr. Dobson's Secret
by Rense Johnson, Chairman, Citizens for Term Limits
Dr. James Dobson has been dancing and prancing about like a schoolgirl, all atwitter because he thinks he knows something no one else knows, and is dying to tell it. And name dropping the bargain.
He was telling anyone who would listen that he had the inside scoop on Harriet Miers, President Bush’s nominee for the Supreme Court. And he got the skinny right from the President’s big-time advisor, Karl Rove.
But no, he couldn’t tell, because—because it’s a secret! And he just can’t tell!
But oh goodness gracious—if the rest of us peasants only knew what he knows!
Until later—Saturday October 15 to be precise. Then Dobson published a “transcript” of an interview with one John Fuller, fully three plus pages long and in fine print, telling all to everyone on his e-mail list. And if I got a copy (as I did) you know he sent it out to everyone.
Dobson indicted himself when he said in his own interview: “And I feel very strongly about that. And frankly, I think it’s a mistake and maybe even an ethical problem for people to do that—to go out and brag about being a player on the national scene, maybe to make themselves to look important. You know, I just wish that didn’t happen like it does and I certainly didn’t want to be part of it.”
Sure you didn’t.
Columnist Robert Novak says “This incident is an enormous embarrassment for the administration, and it could help coalesce enough liberal opposition to sink Miers’s nomination.”