New Supreme Court Nomination

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At the outset the discussion over this seems like a rorschach test: No one knows much about Harriet Miers so there is much projection going on.

On the conservative side, so far, there are sure a lot of fears. More here. Much more at this left-wing Web site.

Note: She donated to the Gore campaign in 1988.

On the other hand, since then she appears to have been on the correct team.

On the liberal side, much of the reaction is about what you'd expect. Bottom line: most of them are not too happy either.

In the first three hours after the announcement, then, it appears 1). Bush is going to finally lose his 'base' completely over this nomination, and 2). The Left will fight it tooth and nails. This President just can't catch a break sometimes, can he?

We'll just have to see what the world's greatest deliberative body does with it. The entire upcoming drama is going to be entertaining because we know both 1 and 2 above cannot be sensible positions. Someone is going to scream bloody murder and then sort of have to take it back somewhere down the road once the story is fully told.

It is interesting how much pent-up fear and disappointment on the right has been unleashed in such a short time with so little information.

UPDATE: Commenter Charles notes:

Regarding her donation to the Gore campaign, I heard she donated more to the republicans. Some people feel it is politically wise to donate to both sides. I do not, but consider that before jumping to the conclusion that she is a liberal. We want a constitutionalist, not an ideologue.

To which I would add, up until the late 1980s Al Gore was still pro-life.

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Charles Markert said:

Regarding her donation to the Gore campaign, I heard she donated more to the republicans. Some people feel it is politically wise to donate to both sides. I do not, but consider that before jumping to the conclusion that she is a liberal. We want a constitutionalist, not an ideologue.

Joe Budzinski said:

Yes, good point. Also, as I was reminded by something I read earlier today, in 1988 Gore was a conservative Democrat. I believe he was still pro-life at the time.

romic said:

Yes, good point. Also, as I was reminded by something I read earlier today, in 1988 Gore was a conservative Democrat. I believe he was still pro-life at the time.

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It's quite true, whether or no!

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