Can We Call It A “-Gate” Yet?

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The Carpetbagger Report has noticed the slow upward tick in conservative interest about the UAE-port story, and calls it "the biggest GOP revolt since Harriet Miers".

Kevin Drum adds:

What it shows is that Bush still doesn’t understand how much influence he’s recently lost with his conservative base. In the brave new post-Harriet, post-Katrina world, outrage over the port deal has been driven equally by both liberal critics and conservatives like Michelle Malkin and administration uber-stalwart Hugh Hewitt, who are no longer willing to simply take Bush’s word for it that they should trust him on this issue. For today’s chastened conservatives, it’s "trust but verify" when it comes to the Bush administration.