The Moose notes an ominous development in the Miers nomination.
David Frum, former W. White House speechwriter and author of the Right Man, takes a drastic action against the right's wrong lady - the dreaded conservative open letter!
"WE ARE REPUBLICANS AND CONSERVATIVES who supported the election of George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004. Today, we respectfully urge that the nomination of Harriet Miers to the United States Supreme Court be withdrawn.
"The next justice of the Supreme Court should be a person of clear,consistent, and unashamed conservative philosophy.
"The next justice should be seen by all as an independent custodian of the constitution, untainted by any hint of secret pledges or political obligations.
"The next justice should be a person of the highest standard of intellectual and juridical excellence.
"For all Harriet Miers' many fine qualities and genuine achievements, we the undersigned believe that she is not that person. An attempt to push her nomination through the Senate will only split the Republican party,damage the Bush presidency, and cast doubts upon the Court itself.
"Sometimes Americans elect Republican presidents, sometimes we elet Democratic presidents. Whatever the differences between the parties,surely we can at least agree on this: Each party owes America its best. President Bush has a wide range of truly outstanding conservative jurists from which to choose. We believe that on second thought he can do better - for the Supreme Court, for conservatism, for America."
Comments on this draft text are welcome, but PLEASE do not yet send signatures. When the site is ready to take and forward your message to the White House, I'll post a note and link here at NRO. Don't worry, we'll act fast.
The Moose pleads - please, please, act fast! --