President Bush has nominated Judge Samuel Alito
to the Supreme Court. I wrote this
on October 27:
- But Bush had to seem to want to replace O'Connor with another woman.
- Bush therefore chose Miers, whose nomination he knew would be fiercely opposed on the right.
- Given Miers's position as White House counsel, her name could be withdrawn as a matter of principle (defense of the separation of powers).
- Bush's withdrawal of the Miers nomination would not only please the right but also not be seen as a bow to the left.
The nominee isn't McConnell, but he's just as good as far as I can tell. The choice of Alito certainly isn't a bow to the left. As Max Goss says
at Right Reason
, " NPR
has been throwing around terms like 'wacko' and 'radical' all morning. Must be a good guy." Hear, hear!