Various conservative bloggers are sticking to their principles and not giving President Bush a pass on the Miers pick. Well-deserved remarks follow.
- Polipundit: "When Republicans control 55 Senate seats, and 16 Democrat senators are from Red states, there’s no good reason to go with a “stealth” nominee."
- John Hawkins: "... a President who has been promising for years to appoint judges like Scalia and Thomas to the bench, and now, when the stakes are the highest, conservatives are being presented with a woman who is essentially a coin flip ..."
- Jonah Goldberg: "Conservatives, I thought, were supposed to believe ideas have consequences, that American institutions -- chief among them the Supreme Court and the Constitution -- have specific and organic roles to play in the culture which depend on intellectual honesty, opposition to cant, and a dispassionate rejection of the politicization of the law."
- Michelle Malkin: "A small minority of readers say we should wait and see, trust Bush, and hold out hope that Miers is a stealth candidate. This last line of defense is truly pathetic. We have a Republican House. A Republican Senate. And a Republican White House. Why is it, after working so hard to put a president in power who promised to appoint conservative judges, that we have to settle for crossing our fingers and accepting a blank-slate Supreme Court nominee with an ideological paper bag over her head?"
Can't disagree with that.