Commentators on the right as well as the left — anyone, really, who thinks a Supreme Court justice should possess a record of world-class distinction — are groaning over Harriet Miers' nomination.
She may turn out to have a great legal mind. She may be a thoughtful, incisive Supreme Court justice. But there's no reason to think so now.
The problem isn't that Miers hasn't been a federal judge or a Supreme Court lawyer. It's that she isn't those things and she also doesn't bring with her the breadth of experience that the other justices lack.
Can anyone really imagine that she'd be the nominee if she weren't a woman and the president's friend and loyal adviser? Cronyism and affirmative action: It's a nasty mix.
Wednesday, October 05, 2005
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