Don’t Wobble

With the retirement of Sandra Day O’Connor, President Bush, fresh off a strong speech defending the need for the Iraq war, has to stick to his guns. If he thinks the Democrats have been vicious in their partisanship over Gitmo, just wait. If he keeps his campaign promise to nominate strict constructionists like Thomas and Scalia, he can expect Durbin, Kennedy, Pelosi, and Reid to scream that the sky is falling. If he flinches and names a moderate, he can expect the same from the conservatives who were key to his re-election. The war is key to his foreign policy legacy, but make no mistake: Judicial nominations are key to his domestic legacy. Like his father, the president needs someone like Thatcher to tell him, “Don’t wobble, George.”

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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