Not that I know what a litmus test is…
The president said he had never asked Miers about her position on abortion â€” â€œthere is no litmus testâ€ â€” even as he gave conservatives his personal assurance that sheâ€™s one of them.
â€œI know her character. Sheâ€™s a woman of principle and deep conviction. She shares my philosophy that judges should strictly interpret the laws and the Constitution of the United States, and not legislate from the bench,â€ he said.
Wouldn’t the fact that she shares Bush’s philosophy about judges not legislating from the bench be a litmus test? I mean, if she said she would be an activist judge (whatever that may be) would he still have picked her?
And does anyone believe that abortion was never discussed in all of her years working for Bush?