The Perfect Political Storm?


Chief Justice Renquist dies last night.
Judge John Roberts’ Supreme Court appointment hearings begin Tuesday (but may now be delayed).
Hurricane Katrina has devastated much of Southern Louisiana and Mississippi, raising questions about the competency of our national defense and security infrastructure — and posing the question of whether Iraq punctured the ‘mystique of American power in the world’ and Katrina squashed what was left.
Peter Fitzgerald’s investigation into White House complicity in the leaking of Valerie Plame Wilson’s covert identity will pick up steam next week.
And our terrorism conference brings together lots of folks who will have important things to say on all of these subjects.
More later.
— Steve Clemons