The Dallas Morning News is doing a countdown to the Texan of the Year and #10, named today, was failed Supreme Court nominee Harriett Miers. The paper wrote:
"What nobody can deny, though, is that throughout this ordeal, Ms. Miers never let adversity shake her composure."
How do they know that? Behind closed doors she may have cried like a baby. And although there would be nothing wrong with having that reaction after being publicly ridiculed, to say that she never lost her composure is to assume we really know our neighbors. Which we do not.