Remember the other day when I predicted that James Dobson would lie rather than give up what Karl Rove told him about the Miers nomination? Looks like I was right. Here’s what Dobson says he was told:
The privileged information, Dobson said on the broadcast, was that “Harriet Miers is an evangelical Christian, that she is from a very conservative church, which is almost universally pro-life, that she had taken on the American Bar Association on the issue of abortion and fought for a policy that would not be supportive of abortion, that she had been a member of the Texas Right to Life.”
Dobson said the conversation with Rove took place Oct. 1, one day before President Bush made his decision to nominate Miers and two days before the public announcement.
Why do I know he’s lying? Because logically, he’s either lying now or he was lying when he said he had secret information that he couldn’t reveal. Why? Because everything he names above as that secret information was not secret at all at the time that he claimed to be in possession of it. Dobson made his initial statement on October 3rd, then reiterated it on the 4th. But nothing he says was so secret he couldn’t reveal it was secret at all by that time. World Magazine’s blog had already reported all of that stuff by then, as had many other media outlets. So he’s either lying about having had “privileged” information that he shouldn’t have had – and that is exactly what he said – or he’s lying now about what that privileged information was. Take your pick.