PBS Host Flustered that Miers’ Moderation, Consensus-Building Considered “Epithets"
The MRC’s Brad Wilmouth corrected the closed captioning against the video for this bit of the October 14 edition of the weekly PBS program:
Michael Fletcher, Washington Post: "Week two and things seem to be getting worse. I mean, I think the right is more divided than ever over Harriet Miers. And it's kind of, the criticism is really in two places. One is concern about her lack of experience of constitutional law among some, and others worry about what kind of conservative issues, is she really a committed conservative? The little bit we know about her record indicates kind of a, you know, bridge-builder, moderate. She was like that in the Dallas city council. She was like that at the Texas Bar Association. So there's deep concern among conservatives, some of whom have called for her to withdraw."
Michel Martin: "Is that a dirty word, bridge-builder, moderate, consensus builder? I'm sorry. I wasn't aware that those were epithets."
Fletcher: "Usually they aren't, but I think in this case it's really, really is the case because the Supreme Court is kind of the Holy Grail for the right..."