The Bush administration evidently just does not care for the niceties of democratic uncorrupt government any more. According to the BBC and CNN Mrs Miers is going to be opposed by the Democrats because she might be too conservative. How about how INAPPROPRIATE it is to the President appoint to the Judiciary someone so closely connected to him - and at a political level, too, she helped him during his gubernatorial campaigns! http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/4304684.stm Bush: "For the past five years Harriet Miers has served in critical roles in our nation's government." Does it not occur to anyone that that's actually something that should disbar her from the appointment? Whatever the hell happened to "separation of powers"?