Steve Bainbridge is running a poll on the Miers nomination--For, Against, or Wait and See. Vote here.
He testified to Miers' intellectualism by reminding listeners that Miers had majored in math ("something Herman Kahn would have liked") and has counseled the president on any number of challenges -- "and by the way, that includes constitutional challenges."
At which point Card himself turned constitutional scholar. As White House chief-of-staff, he found the most intriguing article, he said, to be Article II, which established the presidency and the executive branch. Miers, he continued, understood Article II as well, and would defend it "when challenged by those given the power to challenge it by Article I [i.e., the Congress] and Article III [i.e., the courts]."
Well, I see that Pat Robertson has threatened defeat for any Republican senators who vote against Miers.
CJ, where does that leave you on issues like the legalization of homosexual sodomy? Just curious; I'm still trying to understand the fundamentalist-liberatarian p.o.v.