My old friend, Seattle blogger Jim Miller, might be described as a conservative voice of moderation. Jim usually comes out with measured analyses on issues and events of the day. But that doesn't stop him from also coming up with some unusual insights as well. Jim is optimistic about the choice of Harriet Miers to replace Sandra Day O'Connor. Some of the reasons for Jim's optimism seem quirky (until you read the reasoning behind them): she has a degree in mathematics; she is a 'church lady' who has been charitable with her time and money; she has experience both as an elected and an appointed official; she annoys law professors. For now, all this is divination, and we'll be exposed to much more entrail reading in the weeks to come. Hold on to your tea leaves!