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Harriet Miers

Trust, But Verify: Christians and the Harriet Miers Nomination

October 9, 2005 | By | One Comment

This piece by Jollyblogger is one of my favorites that I’ve seen on the Mier’s nomination. He addresses the question of how Christians ought to be responding to this nomination.

Go read it, and you’ll see why, after discovering his blog, Jack and I went to visit David Wayne’s church. And stayed.

05 Oct



The Crony Argument: Harriet Miers and the Last Gasps of Gender Politics

October 5, 2005 | By | 3 Comments


Harriet Miers

So here’s the good news: the argument against Harriet Miers is that she is a Presidential “crony.”

Well, at least that’s one of the arguments. Conservatives are most specifically angry that the President didn’t pick someone more demonstrably a jurist who subscribes to originalism. The real argument about her nomination centers on her credentials.

No one — and I mean no one — is talking about her being a woman.

And the feminist women’s groups have all come out opposing her.

Of course one of the reasons the President selected her is that she has the right chromosomal makeup. But notice how quickly that became a moot point.

No one really cares. Instead they are focused on the President elevating to the High Court a good ‘ole boy. Except that she happens to be a woman.

That’s good news for gender politics.

04 Oct



George Will Opposing Miers

October 4, 2005 | By | 2 Comments

Wow. George Will says that, “[I]t is not important that [Miers] be confirmed. . .it might be very important that she not be.”The White House should be worried about this.

Via Drudge.

03 Oct



Harriet Miers and Harry Reid: The Dance of the Porcupines

October 3, 2005 | By | 8 Comments

Harriet Miers

Have the Democrats hit on a new, sooper-dooper seekrit strategy for killing the Miers nomination? By supporting her?

When the President first nominated John Roberts to the Supreme Court, conservative commentator Ann Coulter came out swinging hard.

Playing a favorite political game — Read the Tea Leaves — much of Washington swung into speculation. Was Ann really opposed to Roberts . . . or was she playing a strategy game trying to give Roberts cover by using her opposition to make him look more moderate?

Fast forward. Now, Harriet Miers has the opposite problem.

Harry Reid

Harriet has Harry in her corner. That would be Harry Reid. The Democratic Leader in the Senate.

Miers was on a short list of potential candidates Reid sent to the White House. Here’s what Jeralyn Merritt reported last week:

I was on a blogger conference call a few hours ago with Sen. Harry Reid, and he said that he would like to see Ms. Miers get the nod.

And now Reid has made some fairly effusive statements to greet her nomination:

I have to say without any qualification that I am very happy that we have someone like her. . .

So conservatives are left with some nagging questions:

Why was Miers on Reid’s short list?

What does “someone like her” mean?

And finally, if Reid is “very happy,” should we be?

On to the hearings.