The inevitable wages of gender diversity

One of the writers at Powerline says of John Fund’s tough article on how Miers was nominated (which I’ve also discussed), that it

tends to confirm my sense that the selection of Miers was the product of two unfortunate sets of events: (1) the decision to limit the pool to women and (2) the application of stringent screening criteria to top female candidates who were in competition with President Bush’s crony, and a relaxed review of the crony.

Take in the significance of this. Three times a president has been determined to nominate a woman to the Supreme Court, and in two of those instances—O’Connor and Miers—the woman chosen was manifestly unqualified for the job. The third woman chosen, Ginsberg, was technically competent, but a radical leftist.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at October 25, 2005 01:52 AM | Send

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