I find this article by Sowell to be spot on, and if you step back, his analysis also applies the the current rift among conservatives.
There is no reasoning with trust ...
545 posted on 10/14/2005 10:07:05 AM EDT by Cboldt
Ya got that right, at least from a lot of the Republican base.
But that does not explain all of it. Personally, I suspect a hidden agenda from some members of the lynch mob.
For instance, prior to this the Bush administration was in position to heavily influence selection of the next Republican presidential nominee. Weakening President Bush simultaneously opens the door to candidates who would find a strong President Bush an obstacle.
Likewise, this is a golden opportunity for some to "even the score". Politicians have enemies, most of whom will lie low when they perceive strength. But when they see weakness, the long knives come out and they extract revenge.
I assume you're speaking of Miers but I don't see much resemblence myself.