"Miers is more like Thomas."
Clarence Thomas is a libertarian.
How do you deduce that Miers is "like Thomas" too?
If she is typical of the Dallas establishment, which seems to me to be the case, she will lean in that direction.
He/she is just praying.
Nobody has a clue how Miers' will perform as a judge. All we know so far is that she a liberal Dem through most her adult life. The other thing we know is that she has no background in constituional law. More guarantee that she will make it up as she goes, and not strictly interpret.
Can only hope that she will be defeated.