We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
NRO has a piece up comparing the credentials of Dartmouth's own Laura Ingraham to those of recently-nominated Harriet Miers to point out the pure silliness of the President's assertion that Miers was, bar none, the most qualified person for the job.
Elsewhere, Captain Ed wonders whether Bush has the necessary senate votes to push Miers through, but admits that the fear of infighting and division may force Republicans to unite behind her. My question is: why would such a situation even be worth risking? As much as a partisan battle over a clearly-enunciated conservative might have taken out of this administration in the short run, a pick that divides and demoralizes the party has the potential to cause even greater, long-term damage.