October 6, 2005

Annoys law profs....Heh

Jim Miller finds things to like in Harriet Mier's record...

....First, she has a degree in mathematics. That tells me that she can think in statistical terms, something essential for understanding the consequences of many policy choices. That's not something you would learn in most law schools, or in the typical pre-law major.

Excellent, I didn't know that...It's shocking how many people have no feel for statistics and numbers, and are suckers for nonsense (such as the 100,000 killed in Iraq malarky)

Second, she has a history of personal good works and charitable contributions. I am much more comfortable with those who do good with their own time and money.

Yes. Much preferable to those who spend the taxpayers money, and then claim to be more virtuous than stingy capitalists...

Third, she has experience as both an elected official and as an appointed official.....Roberts may be better at describing a dozen legal precedents, but Miers may be better at understanding the consequences of a decision.

Indeed...We ought to give judges and congresscritters sabbaticals to work in private sector businesses or serve in the war...

Finally, she seems to annoy, at least mildly, most law professors. Why do I find that a plus? Because law professors are drawn, quite naturally, to interesting judges who write interesting opinions. But I think most citizens share my preference for boring judges who write boring opinions....

Amen. No penumbras, no ectoplasms, no Belgian waffles...
Posted by John Weidner at October 6, 2005 9:31 PM
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