As for the Harriet Miers nomination goes I decided to take a "wait and seethe" attitude. Not much else I can do since barring unforeseen circumstances she will be on the court and we will just have to wait to see how she actually rules. Those who say that we should hold our fire until the confirmation hearings must not have followed Judge Roberts’ confirmation hearing. While we learned was that his favorite films are "Doctor Zhivago" and "North by Northwest." and how he was asked "how he feels" about certain circumstances and we didn’t get much more. Besides is a nominee ever going to say they are not going to follow the Constitution and that they will rule as they please? The problem with the Miers nomination is not that she might not turn out to be a fine judge who follows the original intent of the laws, but that considering the issues of the day like abortion, euthanasia, same-sex marriage etc there should have been a lot more certainty on this. There is no such thing as 100 percent certainty in this regard, but there certainly are varying degrees of risk. Considering the issues of the day her nomination does not appear to take these issues seriously enough. Especially since it appears that the President limited candidates to only women and that some of them demurred from entering the process. No wonder Harriet Miers is pro-affirmative action. Her days or rising through merit only have been supplanted by filling a gender seat only after others backed down. I guess she patched up those glass ceilings that got broken.