As the Miers debate reveals, many conservative intellectuals have exactly the same problems with Bush as liberals. They disdain his cronyism, doubt his intelligence, question his use of "character" to judge individuals, and can't stand his pandering to evangelicals. "The trouble with Harriet is that she has given us a depressing glimpse into the vast open space that now appears to be the Bush political mind," a piece on The Weekly Standard's website argued last week.
October 17, 2005
Here's a free link to Frank Foer's TNR piece that attributes the conservative complaints about the Miers nomination to the fact that conservatives never liked Bush all that much anyway: