I’d like to note this before it gets lost in the swarm of deserved coverage about Judge Alito’s merits. The Wall Street Journal reports this morning that White House Counsel Harriett Miers was with the President over the weekend, helping him sort through the available choices and settle on a nominee for the Supreme Court seat that was dangled before her up until her honorable withdrawal last week.
That had to be a very hard thing to do, but judging from the apparent choice, she did it with her characteristic professionalism.
I don’t know her, but she sure sounds like a class act. The President and the country should be grateful for her service.