Word on the Hill is that the latest internal polls show that that inside the Beltway conservative pundits seem to speak only for and to themselves. After a barrage of opposition against Miers from them, the polls show only 7 percent of the members of the GOP who identify themselves as conservative oppose her nomination. Among all GOP members only 9 percent oppose her.
Most of those polled are willing to give the President's choice the benefit of the doubt until they see how she handles questions at her hearing and express annoyance that the judges have made constitutional law an arcane art. They believe that the Consitution is not an incomprehensible document but rather a simple one, noting that those who felt otherwise were reading into it things they couldn't ——like a prohibition against prayer in the school and a requirement that the state sanction same sex marriage.
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