THE CONSERVATIVE CASE FOR MIERS: Thomas Lifson of The American Thinker says conservative critics of the Miers nomination need to take deep breath, chill, relax, and generally stop worrying. His main point: Don't sell the president short. He's keenly aware that Bush 41 blew it on Souter and he has intended not to make the same mistake.
President Bush is a politician trained in strategic thinking at Harvard Business School, and schooled in tactics by experience and advice, including the experience and advice of his father, whose most lasting political mistake was the nomination of David Souter. The nomination of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court shows that he has learned his lessons well. Regrettably, a large contingent of conservative commentators does not yet grasp the strategy and tactics at work in this excellent nomination.