I have just concluded a two part interview with Texas Supreme Court Justice Nathan Hecht, 16 years on that court, and for 30 years a close freind and former law partner of nominee Harriet Miers. The transcript will be up later at Radioblogger. There are no bombshells, and probably nothing in the interview to persuade the professionally opposed, but to those with open minds, there is a great deal of reassurance on this nominee’s charachter and talent.
I asked Justice Hecht if there is any chance of Harriet Miers withdrawing her nomination. “None,” replied the justice with absolute certainty. He repeated the point. He has talked at length with her since the nomination, and she’s not for turning.
So the question is, “What is the advantage of carrying on the attack from the right?” Answer: None.