Interesting post on the NARAL ad that defamed John Roberts. And on the quick reaction of the blogosphere.

This is a major victory for the Bush administration and a major defeat for the left-wing groups that exist to prevent confirmation of Bush judicial nominees. The Post contributes a fine editorial headlined “Abortion Smear,” and liberal columnist E. J. Dionne weighs in with a negative column on the ad.

Even so, one wonders whether the NARAL ad would have been shot down so soon without the blogosphere-speed postings of the Committee for Justice and the determination of Senate Republicans to see that Roberts and other Bush nominees are treated civilly.

I doubt the Willie Horton ad would have survived the blogosphere either.