Why Miers will NOT win
Here's the latest attempt at shining up this presidential bowel movement:
Stunned by conservative opposition to Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers, President Bush next week will bring in former judges from her home state of Texas to trumpet her qualifications for the nation’s highest court.
The event is part of an administration effort to refine its push for Miers after its initial strategy failed to quiet vocal opposition from members of the president’s own party. The Republican critics, who suggest Bush passed over candidates with long records of conservative rulings from the bench, say that if the White House strategy continues to amount to a “trust me” message, they’ll continue to grumble.
She's not getting on the bench even if "conservatives" change their minds, for the following reason: Bush's strategy clearly shows he gets judicial conservatism (restraint & respect for original intent) and political "conservatism" (belief that the bible somehow trumps the Constitution) confused. Because of that disconnect, he's attempting to sell her to his party base by winks-and-nods that she's a religious nut -- which if they buy into will turn the Democrats sharply against & make any middle-of-the-road types join them in opposition.