I've about had enough of conservatives whining about Harriet Miers. I've heard Rush, Laura Ingraham, and Sean Hannity do it. I've seen other conservatives do it in print. To all and sundry:
Please shut up.
Miers is not the pick most of us wanted. We wanted a person of known conservative principles who we could feel sure would bring an originalist interpretation of the Constitution to the Supreme Court. President Bush thinks that Miers will do that. He ought to know: they've worked together and been friends for over ten years. Yes, she may turn out to be a liberal in conservative clothing, as did O'Connor, Souter, and that idiot Anthony Kennedy. The president, like the rest of us, can't see the future and know what effect (if any) living in DC and sitting on the bench will have on Miers and her principles.
Neither do the rest of us.
But let's be fair. Let's see how she does in her confirmation hearings. Let's see what she has to say over the next few weeks. Let's give her a chance and stop whining about it.