I can't make heads or tails out of the Miers SCOTUS nominee. To me, it just feels like Cheney said "George, you go ahead make your own pick." The result is "Brownie" Miers, another complete toe-sucking lackey promoted for "idle" worshipping.
I've seen a few blogs which have a much more chilling take on it.
"I’m going out on a limb: the entire White House case for Miers is going to be “War on Terror.” After a half-dozen half-finished posts trying to figure out what’s going on with this nomination, that’s my best guess. Bush gets to talk about the war, and Rove et al. think that helps him."