Yeah, I know — if he wears a hat no one will notice [rimshot]. But I agree with him on this one.
I’m sure I’m not the only one getting a lot of grief from some readers about the view around here that Miers is under-qualified for the job. Many of the emails assert that all one needs are strong reading skills, a logical mind and, and … well that’s about it. This strikes me as an unfortunate line of argument. Again: Miers may turn out to be a great justice. But she’s never been a judge, never written seriously on constitutional issues, never been a litigator on such issues etc etc. But if you want to make the case that none of this matters, that’s your perogative. All I ask is that you honestly address the question of whether you would have the same reaction if Hillary Clinton nominated her longtime personal lawyer under similar circumstances.