Critics Target Miers' Intellect; Call Nominee 'Unqualified'
Byline: Charles Hurt, THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Amid all the questions about Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers' respect for abortion rights, persistent questions also have circulated about Miss Miers' qualifications and intellect.
While supporters note her extensive courtroom experience and diligence, one conservative activist called her the "most unqualified nominee since Abe Fortas" - a reference to the Supreme Court associate justice who was blocked from becoming chief justice in 1968 over personal financial dealings.
Earlier this week, President Bush asserted - as his father did after naming Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas - that Miss Miers is the …
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