Thursday, October 27, 2005

Miers withdraws Supreme Court nomination

From comes the news that Harriet Miers has withdrawn her nomination to replace O'Connor on the SCOTUS.

I'm not sure how I feel about that. On the one hand, a lot of very rational people, whose judgment I can usually trust, were bothered by some of the things she had said and done in the past. On the other hand, she was a mathematician before she was a lawyer. A woman with a degree in Math deserves a lot more respect -- especially a woman who got her degree in the early years of "liberation". Not only did she have to be damnedly intelligent, but she likely had to take a lot of crap from a lot of geeks and their professors.

And, there she went again, taking crap from geeks and professors, but this time, she folded. Too bad. I'd have liked to see a good rough-and-tumble from her. I suspect she could have made the House and Senate look stupid (too late!).

Maybe now, though, the Prez will nominate somebody a little closer to qualified.

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