Harriet Miers for Supreme Court
I have been holding my tongue on this issue, because so many others have been going off emotionally on the nomination of Ms. Miers. The conservative punditry was quick to condemn the President on his choice and the ensuing noise from the echo chamber has been deafening. From the National Review, to Michelle Malkin, to the Powerline gents (whom I have great admiration for), the conservative world is abuzz with disappointment. Those who take a more positive approach (Hugh Hewitt for one) are sometimes taken to task for their "blind support" of the President. The hue and cry has been so overwhelming that President Bush had to hold yet another press conference today to try to calm the base a little bit....
Now I will not pretend to be an expert on Consitutional Law. That is why I admire the Powerline gents and Hugh Hewitt so much. They know the law and they can translate it so that a lay-person like myself can understand it. I would (however) like to comment on the hysteria that has been coming out of the vast right wing conspiracy (of which I am a card carrying member) over the last 24 hours. It seems to me like we are doing it again....we are fracturing ourselves over an issue where we simply do not have all of the facts. Yes, Ms. Miers is a judicial unknown. However, the days and weeks leading up to the Senate Confirmation hearings is where we will get to know her judicial temperment better. The nay-sayers say she has no judicial experience. True enough - but neither did 19 other seated Supreme Court justices. She has had the administrative experice of running a large legal enterprise that has to make tough decisions and do it in a way where all parties feel that they were given the opportunity to make their side heard. That is a good thing in my book.
All I am saying, dear readers, is let's back away from the feeding frenzy of self destruction and wait until we have all of the facts, before we make a snap judgement on whether Ms. Miers is an acceptable candidate or not. We have time, let's not jeopardize the 2006 mid-terms over an unknown.