I oppose the Miers nominationTo answer NZ Bear's query, I oppose the Miers nomination, not because I have any insane delusions about an "originalist" Associate Justice saving us from ROE V. WADE or KELO or any other statist abomination the court has thrown up, but because it is a symbol of the embrace of foul, mediocre lowering of standards which typifies the "Endarkenment" we are now going through.
Her supporters have shown themselves to be grossly delusional about Miers herself, claiming that a high-powered Dallas corporation lawyer is "just like folks" and acting as if she is some font of cracker-barrel wisdom, when in reality she is a sycophantic bureaubot with a prose style that would shame Dilbert's (TM) pointy-haired boss. They also accuse her detractors of "elitism," which I deal with in the preceding post.
Her best defender has been Beldar and his efforts smack of irrelevant post hoc justifications for Miers on grounds which might charitably be labeled as "jesuitical casuistry."
There is simply no good reason for this nomination, and no decent justification for it.