The Right Coast

October 24, 2005
Opponents of the Miers Nomination Getting Organized
By Gail Heriot

Opponents of the Miers nomination shouldn't have had to go this far. But evidently the rumors that Bush is a stubborn guy are true. Anyway, over the weekend an organization called "Americans for Better Justice" was formed. Its web site states:

"Americans for Better Justice, Inc. ... is made up of grassroots conservatives from across the country who support President George W. Bush, but disagree with the nomination of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court.

ABJ supports the nomination to the Supreme Court of candidates who are highly qualified and have demonstrated a proven commitment to the principles of judicial restraint and respect for the original intent of the authors of the Constitution. Through education and advocacy, we will respectfully urge the Bush Administration to withdraw this nomination."

The Board of Advisors includes such thoughtful conservative opinion leaders as Linda Chavez, Mona Charen, David Frum and Virginia Postrel. These guys don't oppose Harriet Miers. They really don't. They oppose her nomination to the Supreme Court. They understand a seat on the Supreme Court is far too important a thing to be given to a pal of the President who has none of the credentials Americans have a right to expect of a Supreme Court nominee. What's disturbing is that Bush does not seem to understand this yet.

Look for ads opposing the nomination to start airing soon.