Interesting response to Will and to others in the rush-to-judgment crowd. Michael Ledeen from The Corner:
But the main point–which I made about Katrina and other things–is for all of us, namely that there is no prize for being wrong first. I am not impressed that everyone has an opinion. In fact, most of the time it is a mistake to have an opinion early on. Does anyone in the general rant know much of anythng about Miers as an intellect? About her core beliefs, if indeed she has any? I don’t think so. She may be a drooling idiot, or a scintillating mind and personality, or just a boring mediocrity. Who knows? We don’t, at least not yet. But we will. When we know, we’re entitled to lecture one another, but not yet. Take it easy. I’m old enough to remember people screaming that the stupid haberdasher, Harry Truman, wasn’t qualified to be president–surely George Will, on his current performance, would have agreed–and the same sort of people were thrilled that a real Harvard intellect, surrounded by other great Harvard intellects, had defeated the wretched Nixon for the presidency.