October 24, 2005

Tralities, Old And New

I am neutral on the Miers nomination.

N.Z. Bear is running an an online poll of bloggers on their position on the Harriet Miers nomination. Interestingly, he is using his mad Ecosystem skilz to find and count bloggers' positions, based on the presence of the above catchphrase or its affirmative or negative equivalents.

Nuetral would not be how I'd describe my position otherwise. Where I'm at is that I think she was a bad choice, for political rather than judicial reasons, but that if she would in fact prove to be a good justice it would be best that she is affirmed, for political rather than judicial reasons. The fact that she is so difficult to evaluate is one of the arguments against her, and if it was one of the reasons for the nomination it has backfired. She is on record as holding that the right to keep and bear arms is an individual right; the opposite position would be sufficient to reject her but this alone does not outtweigh the uncertainties.

Posted by triticale at October 24, 2005 08:09 AM | TrackBack
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