Oct 31 2005
DJ Drummond has a really good post out about the Miers debacle and why naive calls to simply move on are probably doing more damage than the intended result. I will predict the support for Alito will be very tepid and not inspire the base or the public. I don’t know Alito at all, and since I now have little to no trust in the sites where I used to get information on nominees (Redstate, NRO’s Bench Memos, Confirm Them) I have no choice to basically sit this out until the hearings.
I will not base my opinion on information provided by people who jump to conclusions from a fear of the unknown. I do not care what their political leanings are. I will not use information from those who feel demeaning someone personally is a form of political debate. I prefer more reliable and reasoned sources.
The rightwing will have to push this one all on their own. They destroyed my confidence in them as leaders, so now I am not a follower. Besides, adding another man to the court is a really, really bad move. The GOP will never convince women to support them if they cannot find one qualified woman to fill O’Connor’s seat. But then again, after the callous and immature way Miers was treated, I am sure all the qualified women said no thanks.
As a lot of women will be. There is no need to push the Miers debacle under the rug and pretend the ugliness never happened. It happened. And it is in the hands of the right wing anti-Mier’s crowd to fix it.