Is Bush the Commander-in-Chief of a country at war that has not suffered a major attack since the war started?
How you answer that question is a gauge of how wrapped up around the axle you will get on this issue.
In fairness to the folks screaming on this issue, I wonder if the conservative base is just getting tired of having to sneak in the backdoor all of the time.
For instance, Harriet Miers. Did Bush really want Miers, or was it a run around to put Roberts in? If he really wanted Miers, you have to wonder about his judgement. If it was a ploy to get Roberts up there, when in the world are we going to be able to act like the majority party?
I'm not foolish enough to think that I get politics, but some times, all this strategery just wears people out.