President Bush nominated Harriet Miers today to replace Sandra Day O’Connor on the Supreme Court. The conservative blogosphere is worried that Miers isn’t a conservative choice. Powerline calls the pick “a disappointment”. Instapundit is “underwhelmed”. Michelle Malkin shares his sentiment. Apparently senate minority leader Harry Reid even suggested Miers name for nomination.
I’m with Hugh Hewitt. George Bush has a history of not revealing his strategy. He has five years at beating the Democrats at every turn. Some may say that is all Karl Rove. The fact is President Bush has not over extended his hand politically. When he has been attacked he doesn’t not immediatly respond. He has patiently waited and let his critics destroy themselves.
We don’t know Miers (which is why some conservatives are expressing disappointment) but President Bush does. The president already has the support of Democratic leadership guaranteed. Reid can’t suggest her then back out once Bush acts on his advice. Schumer has already gone on record as saying he is happy with the pick.
I think President Bush knows what he is doing.