The Bush administration is very fortunate. Harriet Miers will no longer be a nominee to replace Sandra Day O'Connor. A number of people like myself changed their mind about her. We are the type of individuals who go out of our way to be fair and worried about the possible repercussion’s of the candidate’s withdrawal. In other words, when Miers lost my support---her candidacy was in real bad shape.
Ms. Miers was not taken to task for being a woman, or somebody who did not attend one of so-called elite universities. I was far more concerned about her apparent lack of interest regarding Constitutional law matters after she graduated. Miers also seemed to be an intellectual chameleon who changed her mind to simply satisfy those around her. I do not trust her. And I strongly believe that I’m justified in doing so.
Let us hope that President Bush will pick someone far less risky. He’s been giving a golden opportunity. I think his next nominee will have little difficulty in getting confirmed.
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