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October 03, 2005

Boo on Miers

Hugh Hewitt says conservatives should trust the President's new pick for the Supreme Court. I like Hewitt's poker analogy, but frankly, I trust Mark Levin, Ramesh Ponurru and Rich Lowry more. And no, Hugh, I don't trust what appears to be another crony appointment.

Is there anything the President could do that would earn Hewitt's ire?

Posted by Matt at October 3, 2005 11:44 AM

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I agree with your concerns about new nominee Miers. With all of the excellent (and proven) candidates for this critical job,President Bush's selection of Miers suggests he just wasn't up to the fight that might have been forthcoming. Too bad. It is unlike him. True, Harriet Miers could turn out okay on key issues like the sanctity of life, but there were a score of extremely qualified jurists whose convictions on this and other key matters have already been demonstrated under fire. It makes little sense to risk alienating those conservatives who have so faithfully supported him and it makes no sense to risk a repeat of his father's tragic David Souter mistake.

Finally, you're also correct in pointing out Mr. Hewitt's propensity to back the President even when Mr. Bush makes glaring mistakes. Sure, conservatives like the President and we trust him (generally) but that shouldn't mean we avoid bold disagreements when there's "messin' up goin' on." Whether it is okaying research on embryos, spending like a drunken sailor, refusing to veto McCain-Feingold, etc., the President has sometimes erred terribly. It is not a good friend who lets such things go without opposition.
Thanks again for the post...and for a terrific blog.

Posted by: Denny Hartford at October 3, 2005 02:44 PM

I think if President Bush became a Bawlmer Ravens fan, that would tear it for Hugh Hewitt.

Posted by: eLarson at October 4, 2005 09:35 AM