Monday, October 03, 2005

Judicial Slaw

While I expect my co-blogger to check in from his travels and briefly weigh in on the nomination of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court, I thought I'd add my initial reactions, if only to move this blog along from yesterday's unpleasantness.

I'll leave the critiquing to Crimenotes. But I have to wonder: Didn't we learn anything about appointing a political flunky to an important position? I know this is different for many ways, but still. I know William Rehnquist wasn't a judge before he was appointed, either. And I'm certainly willing to be open-minded about such things.

But let's be honest: Has anything good come about when George W. Bush has elevated people to positions of power based on their fealty to him? Just asking.

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