Friday, October 14, 2005
A "Survivor" episode?
The rush to judgment on Miers from the President’s allies has been striking. Not only has it been immediate and widespread, it also has been – in many cases – extraordinarily immoderate. No subtle weighing of Miers’ positive and negative attributes for the job; no indulging the possibility that someone who doesn’t fit the model so many of us have in mind for Supreme Court appointments could possibly make a good justice. And no willingness to suspend judgment, to see if the President indeed has done what he promised and given us a justice who is thoughtful, committed to a law-bound and modest view of judging, and committed to the vision of constitutional law the President consistently has endorsed.