George F. Will has been one of the leaders in the ongoing battle to shoot down the Miers nomination. Here's another great articulation of the position I find myself in; that of a lifelong Republican in pretty much complete revolt against his party and President. Will offers a warning:
As for Republicans, any who vote for Miers will thereafter be ineligible to argue that it is important to elect Republicans because they are conscientious conservers of the judicial branch's invaluable dignity. Finally, any Republican senator who supinely acquiesces in President Bush's reckless abuse of presidential discretion -- or who does not recognize the Miers nomination as such -- can never be considered presidential material.
As they say, that's not a threat. That's a promise. George Bush, in nominating Miers, has shown that the Republican party has lost touch with the people that put it in power. I believe that the next two election cycles will bear that out.
So, if it's not clear, let me reiterate. I oppose the Miers nomination. It was a stupid and arrogant decision by the White House, and they will end up paying a high price for it. "Trust me" don't cut it anymore.