Jeff Jarvis, Commentator
JEFF JARVIS, BUZZMACHINE.COM: …on the right…they have been shrill and they can’t figure out how the heck to get out of this mess that their boss got them into.
But I’ll criticize my end of the spectrum on the left, and say that I think the left has been cynical about this and say, well, maybe we should just back her because who is going to come later is worse.
Liberals considering whether to oppose Miers may suspect that Bush will nominate someone worse if she’s rejected.
Wow, what cynics!
People who consider the consequences of their actions are so cynical!
What everyone should have done is said, Bush, this is the best you can do? So rather than saying that, rather than saying that we should be asking for the best of our president and our government and our Supreme Court, we try to find little nit-picky stuff to get out of this embarrassing mess. It is an embarrassing mess, and Harriet Miers should just perform career suicide at this point and do her boss a favor and say, never mind.
In other words, we need someone with more judicial experience, and if it’s Janice Rogers Brown who will vote against civil liberties 99% of the time (while Harriet Miers might vote against civil liberites 80% of the time but who knows), that is the price which Americans will have to pay for experience.
Personally, I don’t know whether it will be better in the long run if Miers is confirmed or rejected. I object to Jarvis slamming liberals trying to weigh that issue.