Among the first voices speaking out in favor of the Harriet Miers nomination was that of James Dobson. Unfortunately that nomination is looking more and more like a lead balloon. Well, uh, maybe the endorsement was premature.
"When you know some of the things I know - that I probably shouldn't know - that take me in this direction, you'll know why I've said with fear and trepidation (that) I believe Harriet Miers will be a good justice," Dobson said in a broadcast with co-host John Fuller.
"And John, if I have made a mistake here, I will never forget it. The blood of those babies who will die will be on my hands to a degree. Lord, if I am right, confirm it, and if I am wrong, chastise me and I will repent of it and come before these microphones."
Taking an unpopular position isn't easy, it seems.
Ask me. I know.
Fortunately (or maybe unfortunately) I don't have a revenue stream to keep me in line.