Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Interesting Indeed

Rich Lowry over at NR succinctly sums up the challenge of Miers to those on the Left:
Democrats have an interesting choice. They can accept Miers on the theory that as an unknown quantity she is the best they can hope for from Bush, given that his short list included well-established, intellectually hefty conservatives. Or they can try to deal Bush a blow by attacking her as a crony. If they choose the first course and Miers votes as a down-the-line conservative on the Court, Bush’s pick will, over time, be seen as politically canny. Now it looks like the latest act of an overly insular, increasingly off-key White House.
In other news, Bush trundled on at this morning's press conference. It only took him one question to prove himself either profoundly ignorant or a blatant liar:
QUESTION: Mr. President, of all of the people in the United States you had to choose from, is Harriet Miers the most qualified to serve on the Supreme Court?

BUSH: Yes. Otherwise, I wouldn't have put her on. "Asked by a reporter if she [Miers] was "the most qualified" person he could find in the country, he said, "Yes, otherwise I would not have" named her."
About as believable as Paul Martin in Question Period today, where he stated, in response to Layton, that in the last election only Liberals cared about lower wait times. Sheesh. I wonder if the PM has read Chaoulli yet... He certainly doesn't seem to understand its long-term import.


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