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Re: Miers


Actually, we have a very good idea how she will vote. All the indicators are there. She will vote as a “moderate,” meaning she has no established approach to constitutional interpretation. Conservatives, especially in the legal profession, are a vocal minority. There’s absolutely nothing on the public record in which Miers voices any sympathy with conservative legal thought. Instead, she worked her way up the Texas Bar bureaucracy — the first woman to do so — which we are told by the White House and the RNC is solid evidence of her qualifications. This is reaching. This is spin. This is an indication of trouble. You and I, John, can revisit this in about 3 years, when my prediction will prove correct.