Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Ironic Headline of the Day

From CNN comes today's unintended piece of wit:

Poll: Support for Miers not as high as that for Roberts

I can't imagine why that would be.

Let's think about it for thirty seconds... Okay, how about a sample of what we've found out about each of the two within the first several days of their nomination:
  • Roberts has a significant and distinguished record as a jurist; Miers does not.
  • Roberts easily polarized conservatives/strict constructionists with liberals/Roe supporters.
  • Roberts came from the judicial system; Miers does not.
  • Roberts has practical experience weighing ConLaw; Miers does not.
Furthermore, let me know when we vote on these things - a public opinion poll might be interesting if that's the case.

But since it isn't, I'm at a loss to understand why CNN thinks a poll is of any use. If, otoh, they'd polled the Senate, it might be a fun if unsurprising read.

Cross-posted @ GMC.


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