This morning, the White House dispatched Texas Supreme Court Justice Nathan Hecht to defend Harriet Miers’ nomination to the Supreme Court. On CBS’ “Early Show” Hecht showered Miers with praise:
STORM: In your mind, is she the most qualified person for the job?
HECHT: I think so. And I think what people are overlooking at this point — and will come out as the process winds its way along — is the tremendous record that she’s had of true accomplishment…
Hecht isn’t exactly the most objective judge of Miers’ qualifications. The AP reports, “Over the years, Miers has dated Nathan Hecht, a justice on the Texas Supreme Court who has known her since the 1970s.”