President Bush today nominated White House counsel Harriet Miers to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. "She will strictly interpret our Constitution and laws. She will not legislate from the bench," Bush said. Miers, who has never been a judge, has been leading the White House effort to help Bush choose nominees to the Supreme Court.
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I can imagine the conversation went something like this.
Bush: Ms. Miers, I'd like you to find someone I can appoint as the next Supreme Court Justice.
Miers: Pick me!
Bush: Are you qualified?
Miers: No, but neither was Mike Brown
Bush: True. Alright, you're in.