Monday, October 17, 2005

Miers is Done

This John Fund article, in which he details a conference call in which two close associates of Harriet Miers told Christian conservatives that Miers would vote to overturn Roe is the final nail in her proverbial coffin.

Nobody in America seems to know what her judicial philosophy is, but her boyfriend, possible the only person in American who would know, is out there telling people how she will vote?!? I said before that I thought that Miers was going to be a vote to overturn Roe. But I assumed she would be coy about it, a conference call with your boyfriend telegraphing your opinions is not coy.

This will kill Democratic support. They already had doubts about her anyway, but were enjoying the sight of the GOP going after each other. Now the Democrats will have a chance to pile on. Unless Miers and the White House have a real good excuse for this, and I can't imagine what that might be, this nomination is done.

(BTW - I have no doubt that Fund was turned on to this story by conservatives who opposed the nomination, but even her vote to overturn Roe is enough for most conservative opponents.)