Ladies and gents, after a day where many conservatives (including me) wondered just what the heck he was doing, methinks the President may have very well delivered on giving us a conservative nominee – if the stories coming out about her are any indication. Here are some of the latest headlines and conservative commentary on Miers:
Via Drudge, who has posted a scoop to an upcoming NYTimes piece at his site: Miers Found Christ, Turned Republican
ST reader and fellow blogger Seth posts some background on Ms. Miers that should be of interest to those of us who have serious questions on her nomination.
Thomas Lifson, who is the editor and publisher of The American Thinker, says "Don’t misunderestimate Miers".
Polipundit: "I’ve had a day to reflect on the Miers nomination, and I’ve come to the conclusion that this is an exceedingly good decision. Let’s line up the objections and knock ‘em down." Read the whole thing.
Anchoress has a great post up with some good advice for conservatives on the Miers nomination and also points out that Miers formerly being a Democrat should not be held against her (Anchoress, like me, used to be a liberal too).
Patrick Ruffini says: Chill! And starts a "Coalition of the Chillin’: SCOTUS Division"
It makes sense that perhaps the President wanted to throw off liberals who were expecting an obvious conservative like Janice Rogers Brown because she has a clear record that Senate Dems and moderate Republicans would thoroughly dog. What I don’t think he – nor many others in the WH banked on – is the high degree of outrage that came from conservative voices yesterday and today over the nomination. It seems that the WH went on the "they should trust me" theme, meaning that those loyal to the President (like conservatives who have stood by him faithfully through the highs and lows of the administration) should have trusted his instincts in picking who he thought was the right choice. But as David Frum said yesterday:
Nor is it safe for the president’s conservative supporters to defer to the president’s judgment and say, "Well, he must know best." The record shows I fear that the president’s judgment has always been at its worst on personnel matters.
But in the light of day, and with the debates still raging within conservative circles about the nomination of Harriet Miers, after what I’ve read about her I’m starting to feel a little bit better about her nomination. That’s not to say that I no longer have concerns and questions – I do, but as the facts start to come out, the more and more conservative she appears to be.
(Cross-posted at Blogs For Bush)
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