A Miers Distraction
Everyone is in a tizzy over the nomination of Harriet Miers for the Supreme Court. The Anchoress thinks Bush is playing "rope-a-dope", whereas Mark Shea just thinks Bush is a dope.
My own opinion is similar to the Anchoress':
She may not make it to the Supreme Court. Bush may not even intend for her to get there. She may be, rather than the “misdirection,” many expected, an out-and-out decoy, floated to allow both the liberals and the conservatives to blast her out of the water so that Bush can then put up another candidate that both left and right - after having behaved very badly over Miers - will not dare to behave badly over, again.
That's pretty much how I see it. The left hates her, the right hates her...she will never be confirmed. Bush knows that and Miers knows that too. I also think her nomination (and rejection) will be a distraction that will make it easier for Bush to get the person he really wants confirmed once this brouhaha is over. That's my prediction anyway...
Update: Okay, would someone on the right explain something to me? Why are so many on the right having pants-wetting hissy fits over this woman's nomination? Is it snobbery (because she isn't "Ivy League")? Is it because you are an idiot who thinks that if an older woman isn't married that she must be gay or something? (And to think, it used to be that only unmarried men had the "honor" of being slandered that way. Score another one for feminism!) Really...what is your problem? This is a serious question.
I mean, I don't know much about this woman, so I don't understand the hysteria. She may be a terrible nominee, but I really don't know enough about her to judge that yet. I'm sure her fitness (or unfitness) will come to light during the confirmation hearings. The Anchoress takes the different factions on the right to task for their immaturity and tells them to grow up. She has more patience than I do...every other blog I read the past couple of days makes me want to yell, "Shut up! Shut up! SHUT UP!", and then slap them silly.
**sigh** I'm getting misanthropic again. I almost feel like I need to take another blogging break...