Mary Matalin, who had been an early public defender of the Miers pick, from Imus this morning (transcript passed along, don’t take as official):
There’s a reason to trust the president. He has a good record of putting originalists on the court and he does know Harriet. . Having said that, i understand why these conservatives are up in arms about this. They have devoted their lives to building a bench and getting and reversing the trends on the courts of becoming an instrument of national policy making. It’s very important to them. And they’re nervous about it, and as well they have a right to be as — because their appointments by conservative presidents have turned out to not be conservatives and these people are not elites and they’re not sexist…. it’s good to hear their voices.