USA Today notes that since the White House hasn’t been able to convince its allies to support its Supreme Court nominee, it has had “to add a dimension to its portrait of Miers,” namely, her religion.
White House ally and chief counsel to the American Center for Law and Justice, Jay Sekulow (described as one of the “four horseman” who helped Bush select Miers), has been publicly holding up Miers’s faith as a reason she should be confirmed:
[The Miers nomination is] a big opportunity for those of us who have a conviction, that share an evangelical faith in Christianity, to see someone with our positions put on the court. — Jay Sekulow, 10/11/05
In so doing, Sekulow completely contradicted what he said exactly one month earlier about the Roberts nomination:
To make John Roberts’ faith an issue at the coming Senate confirmation hearings would not only be wrong, but a big mistake. — Jay Sekulow, 9/11/05