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October 08, 2005

OUCH: "Former federal judge Robert Bork - whose nomination to the Supreme Court the Senate rejected in 1987 - described the choice of Miers as 'a disaster on every level.'"

Hugh Hewitt thinks this is a case of the right-blogosphere having too much influence, and acting too hastily. I think, though, that it's a case of the Bush Administration pushing an underwhelming nominee without thinking about how it would play. My own problem isn't that of people like Bork -- the fear that Miers would be too liberal on social issues. To me, that would be a plus. My problem is that there's no particular reason to think she'd be a good Supreme Court Justice. The Bush Administration should have had a lot of those reasons handy before nominating someone who was sure to raise those kinds of questions.