When I heard that the President nominated Harriet Miers, I said who?
I can hear the Moveon crowd now. She is the judicial equivalent of Mike Brown and we cannot afford to have a cronie on the bench for life. She has no record we can distort!
I say, if you want to know what kind of person you are dealing with, ask who their friends are and who their enemies are. Even using that process, I am still a bit confused, but her list of friends is impressive. I think that most of the concern on the right comes from the fact the President had a stable full of justices with bona fide conservative credentials and he picked a friend.
The conservative base still can't get over Justice David Souter. We trusted Bush 41 and he trusted Sununu and we got screwed. We don't like getting screwed and we have long memories.
Can we trust Bush 43? I think so.