In todayâ€™s Washington Post, conservative columnist George Will opposes the nomination of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court. He writes:
â€œSenators beginning what ought to be a protracted and exacting scrutiny of Harriet Miers should be guided by three rules. First, it is not important that she be confirmed. Second, it might be very important that she not be. Third, the presumption — perhaps rebuttable but certainly in need of rebutting — should be that her nomination is not a defensible exercise of presidential discretion to which senatorial deference is due.â€
Sounds like this is going to get rough.
Both conservatives and liberals are scratching their heads. I’m afraid the casualty in this will be the President’s credibility. If Mier’s is rejected, will his credibility be sufficient to make a second selection that won’t get pummelled in a slug-fest?
If the trumpet gives an uncertain sound, who will prepare themselves for battle?
Ultimately, I hope this works for the best. Still not holding my breath, but I am praying.