Monday, October 03, 2005

Harriet Miers for SCOTUS

I can't say as I've ever heard of her. Paul over at Power Line says that she never would have been picked if a) she wasn't a woman, and b) a Bush associate. John is cautiously optimistic that she is a Conservative. Time will tell.

Confirm Them has some posts already about Miers's judicial philosophy. She sounds like a person who will read the text of the Constitution without trying to find anything eminating from the penumbra.

Bench Memos has a great deal up already, including several from K-Lo. A reader of theirs posited this:
Don't worry, it's all just a Rovian strategy to pick someone who has little apparent qualifications so the Dems can spend all their capital attacking her. Eventually, Bush will give up and she won't be confirmed. Then, he announces his TRUE pick, and the public runs out of patience for the dems trying to defeat two in a row. Eh? Eh?
I doubt it. Bush is loyal to a fault. He wouldn't gratuitously hang someone out to dry.

How about this, which goes toward the Bush cronyism angle: "She was National Co-Chairman of Lawyers for Bush-Cheney in 2000 and helped manage the Bush v. Gore litigation effort." Confirm Them's Krempasky sounds underwhelmed, but it could become a rallying point for the loony left nonetheless. "Who's next?" they will cry out "Ken Starr?!" (Sounds good to me. Or Bork. -- Ed.)

I was hoping for McConnell, if for no other reason than to stick it to everyone who said it just had to be a woman replacing O'Connor. He's also supposed to be a good First Amendment guy, who would be just the kind of guy to help straighten out the previous Court's hash of church/state decisions.

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