Conservatives ... shut up about Harriet Miers, willya?
So I spent yesterday afternoon listening to talk radio, and all I heard was whining. Everyone from Wall Street Journal editorialists to mainstream conservative talk show hosts were wailing and moaning about how they've been let down by Bush and his cronyism.
Boo-fricking-hoo, guys. Man up and study your history. Once again, Bush is underestimated -- and this time it's by the people who are supposed to be the least likely group to do so.
So you want a nominee with a "track record" do you? You mean like Earl Warren's? Harry Blackmun's? John Paul Stevens? Souter's? What does appointing justices with a "track record" of conservativism get you if you're a Republican president? Consult Nixon, Eisenhower, Reagan and Bush Sr. for your answer.
So Bush decides he's going to appoint someone he's known for more than 20 years. He decides to appoint a woman who is a committed Christian, a Sunday School teacher, a member-in-good-standing of a conservative non-denominational bible-believing church ... and you guys are upset because doesn't have a "track record?"
Do yourselves a favor and shut up. You're embarrassing me.