It was not a pleasant experience on the Federalist Society call this morning. Word is now out that Harriet Miers was a registered Democrat for many years, albeit, according to former Republican National Committee Chairman, a conservative Democrat.
A number of folks were disappointed that the Federalist Society and several other conservative groups have already endorsed the Miers nomination. We don’t expect that to hold.
From conversations up on Capitol Hill and elsewhere, the cronyism line appears to be building the biggest momentum right now. That and her utter lack of qualifications compared to other names that were under consideration.
In speaking with one of our White House sources, the word spreading through those halls right now is that President Bush and Miers never discussed particular issues that might come before the court.