The Wash Times reports that disgruntled conservatives (is there any other kind?) are channeling family farm fan boy Neil Young regarding the Miers nomination, calling the bid "a stupid, stupid mistake" and likening Ms. Harriet to a minor leaguer suddenly called up the Big Show. Seconding Sen. Arlen Specter's suggestion that Miers take a "crash course in constitutional law," Federalist Society stalwart Mark W. Smith complains, "That's like saying you need to bone up on your baseball techniques because we're putting you on the New York Yankees next week."
And don't get cons started on the whole sexism/elitism thang, sez the Wash Times:
Many conservatives also have been shocked by the administration's handling of the negative reaction from its longtime and ardent supporters. They have been called "elitist" and "sexist," and some Republican Senate Judiciary Committee staff lawyers say White House officials have stopped communicating with them.
They also have gone to great pains to tout Miss Miers as an evangelical Christian in an apparent effort to shore up that bloc of voters. The tactic is insulting, say conservatives—especially conservative jurists who think religion and personal views have no place in the debate.
Whole thing here.
Lyrics to "Stupid Girl" here.
"Can't We All Get Along" semi-defense of Miers in Wash Times by diminutive dandy and failed mime R. Emmett Tyrell here. Sample: "Conservatives have every right to be disappointed the president did not nominate a seasoned conservative of superlative intellect. But they will not throw the nominating process into chaos or rather into the control of primitive partisans such as [failed ventriloquist dummy] Sen. Patrick Leahy."