Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Why Judges Aren't Smarter

John Lott looked at the numbers to determine that the better the nominee, the longer it took for confirmation. He concludes:

"Not to cast aspersions on Harriet Miers, but statistically she looks like she'll have an easy ride. She's 60, white and almost unpublished. She went to Southern Methodist University and clerked only for a federal district judge. Not much of an intellectual threat."