Adding to the uneasiness were the positive comments of Senate minority leader Harry Ried and Sen. Chuck Schumer.
I was disappointed that the president did not pick a stellar candidate with a clear record of pro life pronouncements, be it from the bench or public life. I also looked forward to the president selecting someone who would be the clearest mind for the court.
I think in selecting Miers, Mr. Bush may have been saying two things and acquiescing to another. His actions speak to an unwillingness to fight this battle at this time. Once again the abortion issue is the great big white elephant in the middle of the room that no one wishes to discuss.
So far preliminary reports are favorable. I will tell you more about those calls to fellow pro-lifers in a later blog.