Thursday, October 27, 2005
My first reaction? I feel sorry for her. President Bush judged poorly in his nomination of her, but that does not make it any less painful for this woman to go down in history as a failed Supreme Court nominee.
She was just not qualified. Cronyism is OK for many other positions but not the Supreme Court unless the nominee is qualified. It seemed that the president was the only person backing her. For his own sake he should follow his base from now on. He has no other choices anymore. Hopefully he realizes he can no longer lead, he must follow. The congress is too powerful and one sided. His base has too large a voice for him to stray from their wants. He helped create these two monsters now he has to live with them.
What if Harriet, a rather humble lady, was part of and a volunteer in plot to put some backbone into the
wimpy R senators.
No amount of money could have been spent on any advertising/education programs that would have put the issues of the SCOTUS
as front and center in
If O'Connor votes for partial birth abortions, it will be more than clear to America what is important.
The wimp R's weren't afraid
of GW any longer but they are afraid of their voters.
I have been commenting from
start that when the Senators
told GW they didn't want a
knock down drag out fight, he gave them a Reid suggestion, knowing the base
would go crazy. First one leading charge was former
GW speechwriter, David Frum
of the "axis of evil". Hmmmm.
Recall that Miers is not one
who does the cocktail circuit in DC. She will not be humiliated, she will
be laughing all the way to the bank.
Hey Libs and RINOS - Gotcha!
Yes, I suppose Miers has a bruised ego today. She seems to be a nice lady who takes good care of her mother, keeps her private life private, and loyally serves those who pay her.
But she chose her own course. If she wanted to be a top judge or legal scholar nothing stopped her. What she chose was to become a crony, always inside working the ear of the boss, tidying up the law firm, making buddies at the bar association, chatting Democrat when they were winning in Texas and becoming Republican as the Democrats sank.
Nothing Harriet did was bad per se, and perhaps she would have been a model justice. But her career is not the way I want to see people reach the highest court.