It appears that Bush was overwhelmed by the concerns of the liberals and caved into their demands that the replacement for Justice Sandra Day O’Connor not be a conservative. This I believe will be a major blow to staunch Bush supporters as it appears that he has failed to move the court to the right. This was probably his best opportunity to build a real legacy for himself and it looks as if he may have failed. We will know more in the next few days but I for one am disappointed in the selection.
Bush Chooses Miers for Supreme Court AP – 16 minutes ago WASHINGTON – President Bush chose Harriet Miers, White House counsel and a loyal member of the president’s inner circle, to replace retiring Justice Sandra Day O’Connor on the Supreme Court, senior administration officials said Monday.