October 27, 2005
Miers Withdraws as Rightwing Revolts
Well, I read Harriet Miers 1993 speech and was about ready to change my mind and support her, not so much because of her ambiguity on abortion, but because she said some heartfelt criticisms of racism and poverty in our society.
Which no doubt explains why the rightwing finally was able to pull the trigger on her nomination. Exactly what was moving me to support no doubt pushed the rightwing over the edge.
But at least we have it well established that ideological litmus tests are an acceptable reason to oppose a nominee, and failure to explain one's position is also reason for opposition. So thanks to the rightwing for making the rules so very clear.
Posted by Nathan at October 27, 2005 10:17 AM