Conservative Charles Krauthammer argued in this column that Harriet Miers’ nomination should be withdrawn because she is not qualified for the job. He went on to argue against the growing cries of “elitism”:
“It will be argued that this criticism is elitist. But this is not about the Ivy League. The issue is not the venue of Miers’ constitutional scholarship, experience and engagement. The issue is their nonexistence.
“Moreover, the Supreme Court is an elite institution. It is not one of the ‘popular’ branches of government. That is the reason Sen. Roman Hruska achieved such unsought immortality when he declared, in support of an undistinguished Nixon nominee to the court, that, yes, G. Harrold Carswell is a mediocrity but mediocre Americans deserve representation on the court as well.”
Posted by Melissa Cooley
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