I’ve had a hard time getting my thoughts to cohere around President Bush’s nomination of Harriet Miers as a Supreme Court Justice.  There are lots of questions, lots of answers and for me, they just haven’t added up.  Joan Chittister has some thoughts on it which, I think, have helped me clarify not so much the issue as why the issue is an issue. 

Harriet Miers is simply a symbol of a far deeper question in
contemporary life, one which we all have a stake in resolving, one
which is tearing at the fabric of the democratic society we say we are
prepared to export.

And while it doesn’t answer the question for me, Chittister’s article does provide me with a frame in which to continue to struggle with the questions.  I like that.

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