The conservative reactions to the President’s pick of Harriet Miers for Assoicate Justice continue to roll in, prime among which is George Will’s acerbic column from this morning, which began thusly:
Senators beginning what ought to be a protracted and exacting scrutiny of Harriet Miers should be guided by three rules. First, it is not important that she be confirmed. Second, it might be very important that she not be. Third, the presumption — perhaps rebuttable but certainly in need of rebutting — should be that her nomination is not a defensible exercise of presidential discretion to which senatorial deference is due.
Ouch. However, contra Will’s reaction we have Orin Kerr and Instapunk, the latter of whom takes Will to the proverbial rhetorical woodshed.
Funniest to my mind, though, is Patterico’s solicitation of questions from Miers supporters which, and I’m just spitballing here, will likely be the one and only time “Harriet Miers”, “David Hasselhoff” and “abundant chest hair” appear in the same article.