The Crony Argument: Harriet Miers and the Last Gasps of Gender Politics
So here’s the good news: the argument against Harriet Miers is that she is a Presidential “crony.”
Well, at least that’s one of the arguments. Conservatives are most specifically angry that the President didn’t pick someone more demonstrably a jurist who subscribes to originalism. The real argument about her nomination centers on her credentials.
No one — and I mean no one — is talking about her being a woman.
And the feminist women’s groups have all come out opposing her.
Of course one of the reasons the President selected her is that she has the right chromosomal makeup. But notice how quickly that became a moot point.
No one really cares. Instead they are focused on the President elevating to the High Court a good ‘ole boy. Except that she happens to be a woman.
That’s good news for gender politics.