Thursday, October 27, 2005

A Miers Post-Mortem


#41 and #43 are loyal, and in Washington that is a rare trait, but it brought them to grief in Court nominations.

George H. W. Bush relied on John Sununu to arrive at appointing David Souter, and that has been an abject debacle. So when #43 asks those of us with an originalist bent to support his instincts, there are going to be problems.

I feel for Harriet Miers, a deer in headlights who never should have even been considered for the Supreme Court. She displayed a lot of grace and character, usually lacking in Washington, in withdrawing her nomination. Now it is time for President Bush to pick some one with "a fair amount of the ready", in this case meaning intellect and judicial provenance.


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