Judge Bork on Miers: 'I haven't seen any evidence of her qualifications.'

When HUMAN EVENTS Assistant Editor Amanda Carpenter asked Judge Robert Bork if he had seen any evidence that Harriet Miers has the credentials to be a Supreme Court justice, he replied: “Have you seen David Brooks’ column?”

Bork was referring to an October 13 op-ed piece by New York Times columnist David Brooks that featured excerpts from articles that Miers had written for her “President’s Opinion” column in the Texas Bar Journal. The excerpts from Miers’ prose included such gems as: “More and more, intractable problems in our society have one answer: broad-based intolerance of unacceptable conditions and a commitment by many to fix problems.” Wondered columnist Brooks: “I don’t know if by mere quotation I can fully convey the relentless march of vapid abstractions that mark Miers’ prose.”

Bork is equally unimpressed, saying, “I haven’t seen any evidence of her qualifications.”