...is my friend. At least that's a decent rule of thumb on today's political scene. Is it intellectually sound? Admittedly, no. But when the left begins smearing Miers for her faith, I'm compelled to defend her. Left-wing opposition to Miers for illegitimate reasons may be enough to rally a conservative defense.
With MoveOn now weighing in, a conservative defense appears more likely. And what's worse, it's clear George Will-provided ammo:
Cronyism on the Supreme Court is a serious threat to our democracy. In fact Alexander Hamilton
specifically argued that the Senate should be empowered to confirm or reject judicial nominees in part to prevent the President from using the Court to reward friends and political allies.