Saturday, January 14, 2006

A love/hate relationship

This week's POLITICAL UPDATE focuses on the Republican Party and Conservatism. Both ideological conflicts and scandals have raised issues about the relationship between the two. There have been conflicts between the grassroots and the party establishment over immigration and spending. Meanwhile, the Jack Abramoff scandal has raised issues of corruption and the stagnation of conservatism in Washington.
Bruce Bartlett describes what's wrong with the Bush administration.
Donald Devine asks whether the GOP faces a meltdown.
Tony Blankley applauds the rejection of Harriet Miers.
Larry Kudlow lauds Rep. Mike Pence, who has battled wasteful spending.
Finally, Rep. Ron Paul argues that the Abramoff scandal follows from government having too much power.