The New York Times article this morning that lays out Harriet Miers’ “murder board” prep sessions for her upcoming confirmation grillings, er, hearings, could not be an accurate portrayal of what is taking place.
If it is, then things are so much worse than we thought. Miers requires much more preparation than Roberts did, particularly on the “big picture” Constitutional issues.
And it isn’t just Miers who is receiving bad press up on Capitol Hill, by the way. Sen. Dan Coats is not earning any points for his performance as Miers’s mentor on the Hill. While confidences will not be broken, Coats earlier this week met with a select group of social conservatives on the Senate side and did little to help the Miers nomination.