Pence Compares Kagan to Miers

House Republican Conference Chairman Mike Pence, R-Ind., Tuesday compared Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan to President Bush's failed High Court nominee Harriet Miers.

"Elena Kagan brings all of the experience to her candidcy that Harriet Miers brought to hers," Pence said. "It seems the the Harriet Miers lessons were that the American people would prefer someone who had a record that could be examined."

President Bush nominated Miers to the High Court in the fall of 2005. She was White House counsel and had never been a judge. She later withdrew her nomination.

Kagan is the Obama Administration's Solicitor General and the former Dean of Harvard Law School. But she too has never been a jurist.