On October 11, Hugh Hewitt wrote:
University of Wisconsin Professor of Law Ann Althouse has a very important post today, because it is the first “turning” post I have seen on Harriet Miers, proving that such “mellowing” is in fact possible, and from within the Academy.
I wonder if Hewitt will consider it important that Prof. Althouse today firmly came out against the Miers nomination, in a post titled I oppose the Miers nomination:
I have seen no evidence of the level of ability that we have an obligation to demand from a Supreme Court justice. This is not a time to be nice or to give an unknown a chance. It’s a lifetime appointment. President Bush made a terrible choice, and Miers did not decline. I was willing to wait for the hearings to make a final call, but the handling of the nomination has been so abysmal: the botched questionnaire, the bolstering with religion, the lack of any coherent defense in the face of weeks of criticism. It’s just too much! End it, already!
Over to you, Hugh . . .