I have never met Miers, but lawyers who I have talked to who have some inside information claim that Miers is not good news. They say that she was a very good administrator and politician, but not a good lawyer. She was a diversity hire at her law firm in Dallas and that she was moved into an administrative position. Her advancement in the ABA shows more about her political skills than it says anything about her ability as a lawyer. Miers is socially conservative, but there are strong doubts that she is economically conservative or any thing like a small government type.