The Pile-On continues. The number of big-name conservative and old-school thinkers opposing the Miers nomination grows longer every hour:
Robert Bork: "I think it’s a disaster on every level."
Charles Krauthammer: "If Harriet Miers were not a crony of the president of the United States, her nomination to the Supreme Court would be a joke, as it would have occurred to no one else to nominate her."
George Will: "If 100 such people had been asked to list 100 individuals who have given evidence of the reflectiveness and excellence requisite in a justice, Miers's name probably would not have appeared in any of the 10,000 places on those lists."
Bruce Fein: "Cronyism is the signature of the Bush administration. Harriet Miers' nomination to the United States Supreme Court is the high-water mark. The Senate should reject the nomination to honor the original meaning of the Constitution."
Bill Kristol: "President Bush's nomination of Harriet Miers was an out-of-the-blue act of loyalty to a longtime staffer. Is it too much to hope that she might reciprocate by withdrawing, thereby sparing her boss the chance of lasting damage to his legacy that her appointment to the Supreme Court may well represent?"
What I am waiting for, at this point, is a single old-school conservative thinker to come out in support of this nomination. Interestingly, the only candidate thus far is Leonard Leo, whose Federalist Society Harriet Miers has dissed. The pile-on just keeps getting larger.