Seeking to shore up conservative support for the unknown and underqualifued Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court, President Bush is playing the religion card. “People are interested to know why I picked Harriet Miers,” the president said. “They want to know Harriet Miers’ background. They want to know as much as they possibly can before they form opinions. Part of Harriet Miers’ life is her religion.”
Democrats who brought up the Roman Catholicism of now-Chief Justice John Roberts were called religious bigots. No wonder liberals are now calling hypocrites the people who support Miers because of her religious beliefs.
Mr. Bush, please stop talking about group religious identity. Such thinking is dangerous to democracy. That’s what they do in Iraq.