On October 4, I questioned the wisdom of "buying" the nomination of Harriet Miers:
You get my point. While there is nothing in her background that indicates she may be a bad judge, there is no record to base her selection to the Supreme Court. She may actually have the potential to be a very good Justice. But for now, it looks like Congress could be buying a "pig in a poke."Apparently, our senators and congressmen from both parties didn't like what they saw after they looked... and now "the cat is out of the bag."
The other day, my sons and I were tossing around the reasons why President Bush might have nominated her. I pointed out that it might be nothing more than a tactic to get someone he really wants on the court to be more acceptable to Congress. After all, almost anyone might be seen as "well qualified" in comparison with Ms. Miers.
In other words, the "pig" in the poke and the "cat" out of the bag was really a sacrificial "lamb."