Maybe it’s just me, and I’m sure I’m way out of line here, but if the Supreme Court nominee has to hit the legal books to cram for her confirmation hearing, shouldn’t that tell us something?
While other Americans enjoy an early fall weekend, Harriet Miers faces the homework assignment from Hades: hour upon hour of preparation for confirmation hearings that could make or break her hopes for a seat on the Supreme Court.
The process starts with a 12-page questionnaire seeking details of her professional life, her finances and anything else that might shed light on her qualifications.
When that’s done early next week, she can turn her attention to a half-dozen thick briefing books on the most contentious constitutional issues before the court. By the time Senate hearings start in late October or early November, Miers will have completed a crash course in constitutional law.
Again, it could just be me, but I’m reminded of something my teachers always said to be just before a major exam — and something I said to myself after attempting to cram before a major exam. “If you don’t know it by now…..”