The Right Coast
October 26, 2005
Postrel Against Miers
By Mike Rappaport
Virginia Postrel explains why she opposes Miers:
For whatever reason, the president has picked a woman who not only has no constitutional or judicial experience but even in her business practice has demonstrated no interest in the law as anything other than a source of billable hours. At 60 years old, she appears never to have had a substantive conversation about law or policy with any friend. She comes from a closed and cronyish legal and business culture and appears to have gotten ahead through a combination of networking, nose-to-the-grindstone diligence, and willingness to do her law firm's management, rather than legal, work.I continue to be optimistic that this nominee will not be confirmed. But Bush needs to move quickly. While some claim otherwise, I believe he is coninuing to leak support from his base, where it really matters.