GOP Should Tell Bush, Limbaugh, and Gingrich to Zip It

The more the former president and other GOP figures keep talking, the worse off they'll be.

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By Bonnie Erbe, Thomas Jefferson Street blog.

If Limbaugh, Gingrich et al., keep going, the GOP will end up a party of two. National Republican Senatorial Committee Chair John Cornyn lashed out at them for calling Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, "racist:"

"I think it's terrible," Sen. John Cornyn, the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, told NPR's "All Things Considered" Thursday. "This is not the kind of tone any of us want to set when it comes to performing our constitutional responsibilities of advise and consent."

The comment is particularly important coming from Sen. Cornyn, who used to sit on the Texas Supreme Court.

And while GOP leaders are at it, they ought to tell former President George W. Bush to zip his lips. Bush tried to explain to a Michigan audience yesterday why he permitted "waterboarding" (to wit, torture) to extract information from alleged terrorists.

Democrats will be running against the Bush record for the next two decades. The more the former president and his former vice president keep talking, the more material they hand to Democrats to run against.

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