On Oct. 3, the day the Miers nomination was announced, Mr. Dobson and other religious conservatives held a conference call to discuss the nomination. One of the people on the call took extensive notes, which I have obtained. According to the notes, two of Ms. Miers's close friends--both sitting judges--said during the call that she would vote to overturn Roe.I haven't written very much about these nominations because the Left didn't go all craaazy. Ironically, the more the Left goes all craaazy and irrational about a nomination the more the Right will support them. It seems to me that Rove is playing rope-a-dope again and that he's probably roped himself some dopes politically. The timing of this leak is interesting. It may be that since the Right was splitting now here comes a leak which will set the Left off and solidify the Right. The only reason that the nomination process is so political (and so here is Rove doing his political work) is that the Judiciary has politicized itself by making political instead of textual or legal decisions. It has generally done so in favor of the Left, which has probably only served to strengthen the Right in all other branches of government. The Left wants this to continue, yet it is undermining itself politically and legally.
As to Miers and her close friends, if they are correct that she will overturn Roe then she is making the correct legal decision. That's really all there is to that if you believe that words mean anything or that lies can be defined by words and so on.
If the Left really believes that women need the opportunity to have an abortion because they're just incorrigible nitwits when it comes to adhering to a sexual ethic or birth control then they can advocate their political position in political forums, just like everyone else. If the Left makes their political position a legal position through legislation, then it will be the law of the land. The more that the American Left has sought to subvert what is legally correct to establish what they view as politically correct, the more they lose elections. Even people who may tend to agree with the Left do not want all their political discriminations made by textual (and therefore legal) degenerates who will just make something up to suit their own opinion or look and look (even to international law) until they find something to suit their own political opinion.