Monday, October 17, 2005

Assurances About Miers?

A few days after Harriet Miers' nomination, James Dobson of Focus on the Family made some comments that were music to the ears of the conservative base.
"When you know some of the things that I know--that I probably shouldn't know--you will understand why I have said, with fear and trepidation, that I believe Harriet Miers will be a good justice."

The story surrounding Dobson's approval of Miers has been one of great interest and importance recently, especially with the mixed reaction that Miers' nomination elicited among conservatives.

The story has fueled a search into where Dobson gets his confidence from, and it seems likely that a lot of his faith stems from personal conversations with Karl Rove. But in today's Opinion Journal--or the online edition of the Wall Street Journal's editorial page--John Fund offers some speculation about Dobson's confidence in Miers that could be more good news to conservatives.
On Oct. 3, the day the Miers nomination was announced, Mr. Dobson and other religious conservatives held a conference call to discuss the nomination. One of the people on the call took extensive notes, which I have obtained. According to the notes, two of Ms. Miers's close friends--both sitting judges--said during the call that she would vote to overturn Roe.

I'd have to see the notes for myself to determine how reliable this information truly is, but at the moment it seems to at least offer some reassurance. As always, time will tell.