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President Bush's choice of Harriet Miers for the Supreme Court created a firefight on the right. Here's a sampling:

October 09, 2005


"She is an evangelical Christian who is deeply committed to Christ and has been since the late '70s ... an outstanding selection by the president."

James Dobson, Focus on the Family


"This is not uncommon in the nomination-confirmation process. It's kind of the natural cycle."

-- Ed Gillespie, Republican Party chairman


"I'm disappointed, depressed and demoralized."

-- William Kristol, editor of Weekly Standard


" ... At least I know when I make a mistake, it doesn't get lifetime tenure."

-- New York Post columnist John Podhoretz


"Bush capitulated to the diversity-mongers [and] used a critical Supreme Court seat to reward a crony."

-- Commentator Patrick Buchanan


"It's not as bad as Caligula putting his horse in the Senate."

-- Rick Brookhiser, senior editor, National Review


"The president's 'argument' for [Miers] amounts to: Trust me. There is no reason to."

-- Washington Post columnist George Will


"The president swung and missed."

-- John Yoo, constitutional scholar


"I guess they thought we'd all just say 'Whoopee!' But that's not the way it works around here anymore."

-- Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.)

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