From NRO’s Corner:
My official position on Miers has been to criticize the selection, but give her the benefit of the doubt until the hearings. In other words, bad pick but she’s the nominee so let’s give her a shot.
After reading this story I’m officially against Miers. I’m with the Editors , Will, Frum, and Krauthammer.
It’s not just that Miers was in favor of racial quotas — we’d pretty much known that for a while. It’s the fundamental confirmation that she’s a go-along-with-the-crowd establishmentarian. The White House says that her enthusiastic support for goals, timetables and quotas at the Bar Association says nothing about her views on government race policies. Yeah, right. She simultaneously thought what she was doing was great and important while also believing it would be unconstitutional if the government did the same thing.
About time, matey. Now, if we can just get the National Review to come around on Bush himself.
By the way, I’m not saying that I’d vote for him – although I’d consider it – but the Republicans could and probably will do a lot worse than nominating Tom Coburn for President.