Dobson promises to tell all on Miers

On a very special James Dobson radio hour, the conservative leader will reveal what he knows about Harriet Miers.

Published October 11, 2005 5:58PM (EDT)

We're guessing that readers of War Room probably don't usually tune in to James Dobson's radio show, but you may want to rearrange your schedule this week for what looks to be a very special broadcast of the good doctor's kindly words. During the past week, Dobson, who heads the conservative group Focus on the Family, suggested several times that the White House offered him secret information that proves that Harriet Miers would make for a nicely conservative Supreme Court justice. Democrats cried foul, and some threatened to subpoena Dobson to force him to say what he knows. Now, Dobson is relenting; his spokesman tells the Rocky Mountain News that he'll reveal all he knows about Miers on the Wednesday and Thursday editions of his show.

"He feels that enough time has passed and enough has been said in the media that he feels he can make some additional comments to any who are interested, especially to our constituents," Dobson's spokesman told the paper. It's understandable that Dobson's fans want some answers; after all, Dobson has expressed a great deal of faith in Miers' righty cred. "If I have made a mistake here, I will never forget it," he said last week. "The blood of those babies who will die will be on my hands to a degree."

We can't wait to hear what kind of inside info prompted Dobson to put his soul on the line for Miers.

By Farhad Manjoo

Farhad Manjoo is a Salon staff writer and the author of True Enough: Learning to Live in a Post-Fact Society.

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