Last week, in an interview with the National Review, President Bush defended his failed nomination of Harriet Miers, saying she “absolutely” would have made an “excellent” Supreme Court justice. On Laura Ingraham’s radio show today, conservative pundit George Will — who called the Miers pick worse than the administration’s response to Katrina — said he had spoken to a historian who has consulted Bush on his memoirs and learned Bush will continue to defend such “insufficiently appreciated” decisions:
WILL: He’s planning — I know that he’s talked to a historian with whom I’ve talked. He’s planning to write his memoirs based around certain decisions, the genius of which was insufficiently appreciated by the American public —
INGRAHAM: Oh god.
WILL: — near the top of which was the nomination of Harriet Miers. … That occurred just about the time of Katrina and in my judgment was worse than the Administration’s response to Katrina.
Publishers have indicated they’re not very interested in Bush’s memoirs, recommending that he “take [his] time” before starting to write.