Disappointed. Depressed. Demoralized.
Those are the words that William Kristol used to describe his feelings about Bush’s pick of Harriet Miers as the next Supreme Court Justice.
From the Weekly Standard:
I’m demoralized. What does this say about the next three years of the Bush administration–leaving aside for a moment the future of the Court? Surely this is a pick from weakness. Is the administration more broadly so weak? What are the prospects for a strong Bush second term? What are the prospects for holding solid GOP majorities in Congress in 2006 if conservatives are demoralized? And what elected officials will step forward to begin to lay the groundwork for conservative leadership after Bush?
Personally, I’m surprised that Meirs got nominated, given her lack of real experience with the SCOTUS and her status as a true Bush insider.
The next couple months should be very interesting.