Lots of discussion in wingnuttia about whether or not it’s “elitist” to oppose Miers. These discussions seem to confuse different kinds of elitism. There’s one kind of elitism which dares to suggest that smart qualified people should get the kinds of jobs that require smart qualified people. This seems to be perfectly reasonable.
The other type of elitism is the one which focuses on pedigrees and certificates. One must come from the right family and go to the right school.
His follow-on discussion about the merits of the latter is spot-on.