Friday, October 07, 2005

Are Conservatives Stuck on Stupid?

Maybe.

I know there are good arguments being made by thoughtful conservatives (actually, I think some, more reactionary, than thoughtful) who are livid and demoralized by President Bush's nomination of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court. Now that the smoke has cleared, I'm on board in support of the President's decision. There's no question that others might be more qualified or more deserving of the position. But the President has made his decision and I think it's actually a brilliant, bold, strategic move. The only drawback, being the conservative in-fighting. At some point, the conservatives who stand in the way, wetting themselves and hand-wringing, are going to find themselves stuck on stupid. And if they keep it up, and Miers doesn't get confirmed, it will so severly damage the President that the chances of getting someone all conservatives would probably prefer, like a Janice Rogers Brown, will be much less likely; it would take the nuclear option, at best. It's the President's decision, and he's made it. Before he made it, was the time for debate and suggestions; now is the time where he needs our support.

Miers is no Souter. She has more in common with Clarence Thomas's background. The Democrats were preparing for a fight; I myself, was looking forward to a knock-out, drag-out fight with a serious debate over the role of judges; and the Constitution- whether or not it's a living, breathing document. But while Democrats were honing their blades for a pitched and bloody knife-fight, what President Bush has done is finessed his way with a rapier thrust. Is there little doubt that Miers will get confirmed? I think she will get confirmed quite easily, and conservative activists should not stand in the way.

Hugh Hewitt is on top of this one. Follow the link trail from there. Especially his links to Beldar, whom Hewitt describes as "the most fact-based blogger on the nomination".

Also read:

The American Thinker
's "Don't misunderestimate Miers".

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3 Comments:

Blogger Mark said...

I am backing Miers. The reason is this:

Everyone who knows her personally, and knows her philosophy, and her positions on the issues,and works with her, overwhelmingly support her.

Those who don't know her are not sure. Or are against her.

That's it. Gotta go with the folks who know.

Friday, October 07, 2005 7:23:00 AM  
Blogger Pamela Reece said...

I agree with Mark...I gotta go with those who know her since I know nothing. Watching and waiting....story of my life though!

Friday, October 07, 2005 4:20:00 PM  
Blogger mlwhitt said...

I love the STUCK ON STUPID saying. I am using it for everything these days. ;) By the way you've got gmail.

Saturday, October 08, 2005 4:23:00 AM  

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