With Friends Like These . . . :
Dan Coats, the former GOP Senator tasked with helping Miers get through the Senate vote, isn't off to a very good start. Here's the defense of Miers that he gave today on CNN:
  If great intellectual powerhouse is a qualification to be a member of the court and represent the American people and the wishes of the American people and to interpret the Constitution, then I think we have a court so skewed on the intellectual side that we may not be getting representation of America as a whole.
  Thanks, Senator Hruska Coats.