In the face of criticism from the left and right, President Bush insisted Tuesday that Harriet Miers is the nation’s best-qualified candidate for the Supreme Court and assured skeptical conservatives that his lawyer-turned-nominee shares his judicial philosophy — and always will.
Folks, George W. Bush doesn’t have a judicial philosophy. He has a set of catchphrases fed to him by his handlers and he thinks those catchphrases refer to a judicial philosophy, and that’s as close as he gets to having one. I’d pay big money to see the President try and explain, without cue cards, the distinction between judging and “legislating from the bench”, or delineate the difference between original intent and original understanding. His babbling would be interrupted only by smirking.