I don't know if I'd say bigoted but I go along with the "get over" advice. Little children die. A teenager dies of a heart attach while playing basketball. A woman smokes all her life and dies at 87. Two others I knew, smokers, lived past ninety. My brother was diagnosed with lymphomic leukemia at age 61. Our dad died three wks. before his 81st birthday, and mother at 87. Youngest brother began treatment for lymphoma at age 55. Someone else dies at 61...didn't smoke or drink.
I'm not arguing with statistics, yet to speculate on how long Harriet Miers (or anyone) will live is just that, pure guess-work. We do not know when any of us will die.
If Harriet Miers is appointed to the SCOTUS and votes according to our views, we will want her there for a long time. If not, we will want her to retire and be replaced by someone conservative.