shooting the messengers?

David I had a little fun with the exploding unitary executive last week as did Marty and I’d give a donut to anyone who can offer insight on what end is served by these attacks from within the administration and without. What point in making Solicitor General Paul Clement look like a wild man on the eve of oral argument? Why was Bob Novak at pains to explain that Alan Gura – who represents the gun owners tomorrow – does not have the confidence of gun owners or any experience at the high court? I get that it has something to do with managing expectations. But   this tactic of blaming the lawyers in advance of the argument can’t look good to the justices can it?