I posted this below, but it stuck with me on my commute, so I flag it here on the top for easy reference.
An e-mail of great insight:
Miers was, I am sure, involved in many discussions about what it was that W wanted in a nominee. She knows that he wants an Originialist, that he wants someone in the mold of Scalia and Thomas. She also knows that the court is his legacy.
As a woman of faith and obvious integrity, do people honestly believe you would accept the nomination while knowing in her heart that she would shatter all of her president’s plans?
I doubt it. If she was going to be a Souter, don’t people realize that if she had any integrity she would say, “Thank you Mr. President, but I am not what you are looking for.”
As I recall, Bush 1 made the mistake of picking someone else’s compadre, not his own. W knows what he is doing.
Bart B___, MD
See also The American Thinker, which is simply brilliant. By day’s end there will be great and spreading fear on the left, and perhaps some genuine remorse among the shoot first and think later right.