How we got here

John Fund gives a less neutral, and probably more appropriate, title to his report on the Bush administration’s selection of Harriet Miers, and the aftermath to date. The image of Fund using his checkbook (in a “jocular” fashion) to try to find someone who remembers engaging in “serious discussion about politics or judicial philosophy with Ms. Miers” speaks volumes about the strangeness of this potential train wreck.

Fund’s piece tends to confirm my sense that the selection of Miers was the product of two unfortunate sets of events: (1) the decision to limit the pool to women and (2) the application of stringent screening criteria to top female candidates who were in competition with President Bush’s crony, and a relaxed review of the crony.


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