• Given her lack of experience, does anyone doubt that Ms. Miers's only qualification to be a Supreme Court justice is her close connection to the president? Would the president have ever picked her if she had not been his lawyer, his close confidante, and his adviser?

    "BUSH DEFENDS MIERS FROM HIS OWN / THE SUPREME COURT IN TRANSITION / President's supporters rush to attack nominee as a crony lacking record and intellectual depth" by Carolyn Lochhead, October 5, 2005.