(many on) The right wing are mad about President Bush's pick of Harriet Miers.
It's no secret that the main issue unifying three of the major wings of the GOP has been judges. The Religous Conservatives were lukewarm to Bush in 2000, but judges were a main reason they were on board. Gunowners want to see a judge interpret the constitution strictly. Business conservatives do not want activist plaintiff courts.
Therfore, it's not a surprise that President Bush took some heat when he nominated his personal lawyer with little judicial track record. The hard right wanted to see Janice Rogers Brown or another fillibustered judge so there could be a fight, confirmation, and have everything rubbed in the lefts' faces over and over again. Now in the words of a friend of mine, I support "smashing left wing scum" as much as the next person, but there's a time a place for it, and a time and place to keep our power dry. Right now, we need to keep our powder dry.
I have a wait and see attitude on Harriet Miers. I'd prefer an Alex Kozinski nominated, but I'm not going to support, nor oppose this until the hearings. Conservatives need to be patient and wait before casting judgements here. She may be a great judge who follows the constitution as it is written, instead of throwing international law in there like Sandra Day O'Connor does. She may be a David Souter as well who was a stealth liberal. We'll see.
Let's just wait until the hearings and get as much information as we can before either supporting or opposing her.