Legendary conservative jurist Robert Bork is "borking" Bush Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers, trashing her nomination as a complete and total "disaster."
Asked by MSNBC's Tucker Carlson Friday night if he was impressed by Ms. Miers, Bork replied: "Not a bit. I think it's a disaster on every level."
The Yale-trained judge said he didn't like the Texas attorney because she hadn't developed a "constitutional philosophy."
"It's a little late to develop a constitutional philosophy or begin to work it out when you're on the court already," he told Carlson. "I'm afraid she's likely to be influenced by factors, such as personal sympathies and so forth, that she shouldn't be influenced by."
The renowned legal scholar said he was also worried that Bush's decision to pick someone whose views were on key issues were so unclear was "a slap in the face to the conservatives who've been building up a conservative legal movement for the last 20 years."
"All of those people have been overlooked. And I think one of the messages here is, don't write, don't say anything controversial before you're nominated."