Justice pitbull?

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For those hanging upside down in a dark closet for five years Bush's next pick for the Supreme Court will shock. Everyone else: prepare for the compulsory guffaw, headsmack and bolt of hot rage.

Judd Legum writes: "She has never been a judge. But what she lacks in experience she makes up for in devotion. Here is what the National Review’s David Frum had to say about Miers last week:


In the White House that hero worshipped the president, Miers was distinguished by the intensity of her zeal: She once told me that the president was the most brilliant man she had ever met.
And Bush returned the favor, calling her: "a pit bull in size 6 shoes."

Will the Democrats oppose her nomination? Will they hold her feet to the fire and demand information? It's going to be harder this time. The AP story says: "the lack of a judicial record may make it difficult for Democrats to find ground upon which to fight her nomination."

Had they created a precedent that the lack of a judicial record is grounds upon which to fight a nomination they would've laid the foundation. As it is they'll have to explain why they're suddenly bent out of shape by a blackhole candidate and then endure charges that a woman is being treated differently.

Charles Schumer, NY's Democratic senator who voted against Roberts last week and who serves on the Senate Judiciary committee received a big fat nothing from the administration:
The White House said last week that officials had consulted about 70 senators to seek names in the selection process. But Senator Charles E. Schumer, the New York Democrat who is on the judiciary panel, said that it was "consultation in name only" and that Ms. Miers called him to ask for suggestions in a conversation that lasted less than five minutes.
"There is no back and forth," he said. "It's just, 'Give us some names.' I said to her, 'Look, I'd like to know who the president is considering.' And she didn't say anything."
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