Knee-jerk punditry. . .
But that's only part of the reason. The rest of the reason is the fact that she's a woman. And, it's not because of any real conservative opposition to women being on the Supreme Court. It's because the President didn't go out and find a blond, blue eyed man with a lifetime membership in the NRA, a long, distinguished career built arguing against affirmative action, and an Operation Rescue bumpersticker on his SUV -- just the frost the buttocks of the left.
Today, a longtime favorite Ldotter has written up a piece on his website, The American Thinker, that ought to serve as a splash of Maalox for all those conservatives who have grown dyspeptic with Miers' nomination, and not a moment too soon. I won't profess to be any more familiar with the nominee's history and qualifications than her critics. All I can claim is a greater degree of patience. While Lifson's article makes a very compelling case for restraint among the rank and file, I would add one little tidbit.
There are still confirmation hearings to be held. Wouldn't it be fitting to hear the woman out and make up our minds after she's said her piece? She might well dazzle.