A NEW HORROR MOVIE The Circle debuted yesterday at the White House and it is scaring the McKrap TM out of people in political theaters across the land (story). In her first starring role as a judge, Harriet Miers speaks the line on everyone’s mind, “What do you mean me?”
THE PLOT OF THIS MISPLAY of justice starts out simply enough. Asimple man seeks to please his wife (Laura 2005), reward his friend (Miers), and save his own a$$, all at the same time. His neighbors (Democrats) are turned into zombies. His friends (RepublicanRight) are turned into monsters. What happens when a simple man tries to keep too much inside? What horrors await us? Who will get chewed up and spit out first?
RECOMMENDED READING WHY IT'S SO HARD TO HAVE A REVOLUTION PART ONE [Balkinization] I sympathize with the movement conservatives who are bemoaning
the Miers nomination, even though I don't share their politics.
President Bush promised them a forthright movement conservative in the
mold of Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas. What he delivered instead
was first a rock solid establishment conservative in Chief Justice John
Roberts, and now an old-fashioned Dallas, Texas business conservative
in Harriet Miers.
THE HERETIK NOTES that what the people who look for in a revolutionary return to "Constitutionalism" is actually a counter-revolution against all that the New Deal attained. If constitutional supporters more honestly announced that this was their goals to average Americans, solid support for the "conservative" ideals might sublimate to gas and evaporate in an instant.
THE GRADES ARE IN [Professor Bainbridge] In the course of an otherwise plausible defense of George Bush's nomination Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court, Hugh Hewitt observes:
It is a solid, B+ pick.
all due deference to Hugh, whom I like a lot, and at the risk of never
getting back on his radio show as resident wine guru, I'd have to grade
that comment somewhere around a D-. Indeed, I'd rank it down there with
the late GOP Senator Roman Hruska's infamous defense of Nixon nominee
if he is mediocre, there are a lot of mediocre judges and people and
lawyers. They are entitled to a little representation, aren't they?"
The Supreme Court of the United States is no place for B+ picks. It's a place for A+ picks.
THE HERETIK SUSPECTS President C + Augustus graded Harriet Miers on a curve. All within the circle move up a grade or more to A+ material.