Now, I realize that in one sense this doesn’t matter. This whole thing isn’t about majority support, it’s about pandering to one specific segment of the GOP base. But here’s the thing: even evangelical Christians don’t support congressional intervention. Apparently the DeLay/Frist/Bush axis has dealt with this so cynically that even the people they’re pandering to are uneasy about being treated with such open condescension.
This is not an issue that will last in the public mind for more than a few days, but it’s still nice to see that even Bush’s own supporters see through him from time to time. Even the pandering cynicism of the modern Republican party apparently has its limits.