Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Monday, October 03, 2005

One more thought about Miers

I've been seeing a bunch of headlines castigating Miers for the fact that she's never held judicial office before, but has "merely" been a practicing attorney. I'm beginning to think that might be a virtue. I've never known a practicing attorney, regardless of political stripe, who hasn't left a courtroom in a blind rage because the judge, rather than following the law, elected to rule based upon the judge's own sense of fairness or right. If Miers has practiced in a courtroom (as opposed to being the kind of attorney who just advises clients behind the scenes), she must inevitably have experienced this type of judicial conduct, and it may give her strength in standing up to the judicial activists who would like to substitute their own feelings and beliefs in place of the rule of law.