Whatever happened to Daddy Dobson’s faith in this choice of Miers? After all, it was just last week that he was saying “I believe in trusting this president at this time,” and that if he was wrong about the nomination, he would come before the microphone and “repent.” I think I hear crickets chirping…

Focus on the Family Action founder and chairman Dr. James C. Dobson issued the following statement today in response to Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers’ decision to withdraw her name from consideration:

“I believe the president has made a wise decision in accepting Harriet Miers’ withdrawal as a nominee to the Supreme Court.

“In recent days I have grown increasingly concerned about her conservative credentials, and I was dismayed to learn this week about her speech in 1993, in which she sounded pro-abortion themes, and expressed so much praise for left-wing feminist leaders.

“When the president announced this nominee, I expressed my tentative support, based on what I was able to discover about her. But I also said I would await the hearings to learn more about her judicial philosophy. Based on what we now know about Miss Miers, it appears that we would not have been able to support her candidacy. Thankfully, that difficult evaluation is no longer necessary.”

Pam Spaulding

Pam Spaulding