Charles Krauthammer's op-ed piece in today's WaPo contains this unintentionally hilarious excerpt:
There are 1,084,504 lawyers in the United States. What distinguishes Harriet Miers from any of them, other than her connection with the president? To have selected her, when conservative jurisprudence has J. Harvie Wilkinson, Michael Luttig, Michael McConnell and at least a dozen others on a bench deeper than that of the New York Yankees, is scandalous.
Gee, I'm betting the wankerhood never had any such reservations when former president George H. W. Bush overlooked numerous qualified candidates and nominated a completely unknown, unaccomplished, third-tier judge named Clarence Thomas to that same Supreme Court.
It's kind of late for Krauthammer's kind of outrage, no?