Quag-Miered No More?
I am glad, though, that Harriet Miers withdrew her nomination. I don't think even her staunchest supporters were ever really pro-Miers; as Hugh Hewitt coins it, they were anti-anti-Miers.
I'm listening to Laura Ingraham as I type and I think she's been one of the worst in some of her criticism. Can't even see her own elitism on the end of her nose. I strongly disagree with her first criteria for nominating a judicial candidate. The President's record on judicial picks have been outstanding. And character assessment does count. It's served this President very well. You cannot always rely upon a "paper trail", to guarantee that who you pick will vote the way you expect him to vote.
Anyway, I'd type more, but I have to go to work.
I will say, I'm optimistic that the next nomination to replace Miers will be one the conservatives will be able to stand behind.
10/28/05 UPDATE: Why the Right was Wrong, by Hugh Hewitt in the NY Times.
10/29/05 UPDATE: A couple more thoughtful posts on Miers from a fellow Hewitt listener and southern Californian
And more over at Mike's America.