However, today is an entirely different story. It's like someone spiked their coffee with some kind of drug that melted away their Offical GOP Regulation Blinders. Either that or they all stopped drinking the GOP kool-aid, cold turkey, and they're all feeling a little loopy. Here is a taste:
What in the world is happening? MERE AIR SHIRT? Jonah Goldberg using his imagination to address several logical conclusions? K-Lo saying she'd rather watch Ellen than Dubya on tv? I even found myself nodding in agreement on more than one occasion. (I feel so dirty.)
I WONDER [Ramesh Ponnuru]
which Supreme Court opinions Miers finds especially compelling in their reasoning. Perhaps she can be asked to go into that in the hearings. I'd be especially interested to know which opinions she has read and admired in the last three decades, although she may plead that the ones she likes involve live issues and that she therefore cannot discuss them.
Posted at 12:19 PM
IT'S NOT ABOUT BEING HELPFUL TO THE WHITE HOUSE [Kathryn Jean Lopez]
It's about entertaining people during lunchtime on the east coast. So, yes, Derb. I suppose you are.
Posted at 12:18 PM
DERB DOES HIS BEST [John Derbyshire]
HARRIET MIERS is an anagram of MERE AIR SHIRT.
Am I being helpful, Kathryn?
Posted at 12:17 PM
THE REACTION OF THE AMERICAN WHO WAS AT HOME AND FACED WITH THE BUSH PRESSER THIS MORNING? [Kathryn Jean Lopez]You're pre-empting Ellen!
Posted at 12:05 PM
SUSPENDING JUDGMENT? [Mark R. Levin]
The president has framed the debate over Harriet Miers, at least with conservatives, as a choice between trusting him or trusting your own judgment. That's a rather strange way to defend a nominee, is it not?
Posted at 11:54 AM
QUALIFICATIONS [Jonah Goldberg]
I'm know that I'm not the only one getting a lot of grief from some readers about the view around here that Miers is under-qualified for the job. Many of the emails assert that all one needs are strong reading skills, a logical mind and, and ... well that's about it. This strikes me as an unfortunate line of argument. Again: Miers may turn out to be a great justice. But she's never been a judge, never written seriously on constitutional issues, never been a litigator on such issues etc etc. But if you want to make the case that none of this matters, that's your perogative. All I ask is that you honestly address the question of whether you would have the same reaction if Hillary Clinton nominated her longtime personal lawyer under similar circumstances.
Posted at 10:12 AM
CORRECTION [Rick Brookhiser]
Kathryn, you said "we want to believe." I don't want to believe. I don't care if W ends up on Mt. Rushmore, or a landfill. I want the country to be well-governed, and so do you.
Posted at 09:52 AM
STOP YOUR WORRYING EVERYBODY! [Jonah Goldberg]
I have it on good authority Harriet Miers stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night. So she's good to go.
Posted at 09:47 AM