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October 6, 2005

Misjudging Miers

Yeah, yeah, whatever:

WASHINGTON (AP) - Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers and her White House backers worked Thursday to quell a revolt over her high court nomination among conservatives, who say President Bush promised them a justice who would help swing the court to the right.
“I think the president has created political trouble for himself,” said David Keene, chairman of the American Conservative Union.

I don’t understand why so many Democrats are buying this crap. Sure, on a couple of past occasions Miers may have displayed dangerous (read: largely insignificant) signs of social liberalism, but she is otherwise textbook religious right. Look at the church she attends, for chrissake. Look at Dobson’s reaction to her nomination—and the reasons behind his support. Look at this:

“President Bush has an excellent record of appointing judges who recognize the proper role of the courts, which is to interpret the law according to its actual text, and not to legislate from the bench,” said David N. O’Steen, executive director of the National Right to Life Committee. “We believe that Harriet Miers is another nominee who will abide by the text and history of the Constitution.”

And this:

“I trust that she will be an excellent addition to the high court and all Americans will be proud of her,” said Roberta Combs, president of the Christian Coalition.

Fact is, Miers is the wingnut Supreme Court nominee from hell, not to mention an apparently delusional (see second paragraph) Bush crony who has got him out of trouble whenever he has snapped his fingers.

And every sane American should be fighting her tooth and nail.

Posted by Stephen at 7:48 PM in Legal issues | Politics | Permalink | TrackBack (0)

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