So, Katrina's stain of cronyism still fresh in everyone's mind? Everyone remember what happens when key institutional positions are given to political functionaries at best, incompetent by loyal toadies at worse? Hoped against hope that George W Bush would seek, in the shadow of the most spectacular fuck-up by a US President in generations, the highest quality of judicial mind instead of reamplifying the perception that he rewards personal loyalty above all other considerations?
Well, stupid you. He gives you Harriet Miers.