These Are Pretty Bad Speeches But
I'm willing to give Miers the benefit of the doubt pending her hearings. Both of the speeches are to women's groups
and the transcripts
(pdf files) that are up at the WaPo are pretty bad. Keep in mind when reading them that a) they're transcripts, not her prepared speech and thus spelling and grammar errors are the fault of the transcriber and not Miers herself and b) she's composing a speech for a feminist audience.
Now I gotta admit, those are pretty lousy speeches to read. But I don't see them at all as radical feminist, just celebrating women. It seems likely that she just worked from notes, not from a set speech, hitting on the bullet points, so that the speeches comes off reading disjointed. And yes, you have to wince at her mention of Ann Richards as a potential Presidential candidate, but she does hasten to add Kay Bailey Hutchison, so it was at least bipartisan.
If those were the actual speeches word for word as written
I'd be appalled. If she had a set of bullet points in front of her and extemporaneously delivered this speech I'd say she did a pretty good job. Some of the thinking is mushy, but she's not there to deliver a policy lecture and she is speaking to an audience that is probably pretty hostile to conservative sentiments.
I still say let's hear what she has to say at the committee hearings.
Hat Tip: Polipundit