Here’s your Wednesday morning wrap on the Miers nomination:
-Judiciary Committee staffers (lawyers) are hostile to the nomination. That’s a large problem for the White House, since the lawyers behind the scenes are the real work horses on that committee.
“You could say there is pretty much uniform disappointment with the nomination at the staff level,” another Republican on the committee staff said. “It is clear there is quite a bit of skepticism, and even some flashes of hostility.”
Another Republican aide close to the committee said, “I don’t know a staffer who approves of this nomination, anywhere. Most of it is outright hostility throughout the Judiciary Committee staff.”
-Miers’ foes want to trip her up with tough questions on Constitutional law. Still, this story is a bit misleading in that it suggests this is a larger coordinated strategy. Instead, it cites the Concerned Women for America (major player) once and Eugene DelGaudio repeatedly (the nut who loudly opposed Chief Justice Roberts). Not exactly an honest depiction, especially when you don’t fully describe DelGaudio.
-On his radio show today, James Dobson will add fuel to the theory that key candidates for the nomination dropped out at the last moment, the Washington Times reports. The Times also provides better details on the eroding Judiciary Committee support.
-And catch up on yesterday, when the First Lady agreed that sexism could be at work in the opposition to Miers. Michelle Malkin thinks Mrs. Bush should stick to those horse jokes.