Hugh Hewitt has written a lengthy and thoughtful piece in defense of the Miers nomination. His piece is well worth reading. As our readers might suspect, I concur in part and dissent in part, and lack the time and energy to respond in full.
In fact I’ll confine myself to one point. Hugh writes:
Some anti-Miers writers have argued that it is always wrong to take gender into account when a president nominates for SCOTUS. To which I reply: Thats not what Ronald Reagan thought.
But Reagan’s decision to take gender into account resulted in the nomination of Sandra Day O’Connor when he might have done so much better. And if Ronald Reagan could mess up a nomination due in part to gender discrimination, so too can President Bush.