Radley Balko is his usual ascerbic self after noting Arlen Specter’s statement that Harriet Miers’ nomination was still moving ahead okay but “she might need a crash course in constitutional law”:
I picture Harriet Miers burning the midnight oil at the library with her Emmanuel Con Law outline all dog-eared up, a cup of Water Joe and a pack of smokes close at hand. “Sorry Senator, only had time to read every other page. Not really sure about the privileges and immunities stuff. Besides, I’m only here pass/fail.”
Hey, Harriet, lemme’ help you out. I got hold of a killer outline from this 2L who’s wicked smart. I mean, he graded onto Law Review and everything. It’ll totally get you through the hearings. Twenty bucks, and it’s yours.
Ouch. So if Harriet Miers has an Amazon Wish List, do you think it has Constitutional Law for Dummies or The Idiot’s Guide to Statutory Interpretation on it? It’s almost too easy, isn’t it?