I knew Harriet Miers seemed familiar.
Harriet Miers, President Bush‘s nominee to replace Justice Sandra Day O’Connor on the Supreme Court, may never have been a judge. But sources close to the 60-year-old Miers say that she is intimately acquainted with the criminal justice system. Known as Harri to her friends, Ms. Miers ran away from home while still a teenager, becoming in her own words “a boozer, a user and a two-time loser,” before going back to school at the age of 46. Critics warn that Ms. Miers is essentially a ‘Blank’ slate when it comes to the hot-button cultural issues that will fill the Supreme Court’s docket this fall.
Critics Say Harriet Miers a ‘Blank’ Slate [The Swift Report]