John Cole over at Balloon Juice is not happy about the anti-Roberts ad from NARAL. You can see his rant here. I agree with Cole that the ad is out of line. What I don’t understand is why the liberal interest groups are taking such steps in trying to derail Roberts’ nomination. They run the risk of looking like extremists, particularly when they defend actions such as the New York Times trying to look into the adoption records of the Robrerts children. If they go over the top attacking Roberts, it will only serve to blunt any arguments they make against any future Bush nominations.
I think that part of the problem is that liberals are as overcome by anger towards Bush as conservatives were with Clinton. It didn’t help the conservatives that much, and it probably won’t help liberals either. I suppose they will console themselves with the thought that they are fighting the good fight, just like lots of other true believers do.