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Give Miers a Supreme Chance

 
 
Reply Sun 9 Oct, 2005 07:30 am
Some say Miers' qualifications are paper-thin. They ignore the fact that she has held numerous leadership positions. The liberals forget that for years she has broke through numerous corporate glass ceilings with hard work, sound moral convictions & absolute integrity. A lifetime devoted to the law and applying it to everyday situations. Now the left wing democrats do not even want to give her a chance. The liberals are only anti - Harriet Miers because she was recommended by President Bush. Liberal House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi would be singing the praises of Miers, from the House floor she would be talking about how Miers blazed a path for others to follow. Pelosi would be shaming anyone that came against Harriet, claiming that the establishment was trying to keep the "Old Boy Network' intact and hold qualified women down. Yes Nancy would, except she can't be objective. Pelosi can only be a Bush hater. The Senate should give Miers an Up or Down vote. The Judiciary Committee is only going to be wasted partisan politics.
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Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Reply Sun 9 Oct, 2005 07:45 am
screw her and screw bush and the horse he rode in on... if the wannabe cowboy knew how to ride a horse that is.
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blatham
 
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Reply Sun 9 Oct, 2005 09:44 am
Conservative Krauthammer on the candidate SEE HERE

Conservative George Will on the candidate SEE HERE

Just so as you are aware of where the attacks are originating.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 9 Oct, 2005 10:10 am
The only people not attacking the nomination seem to be a few middle of the roaders and a couple of Democrats. The Republicans are in a dither over this.
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RichNDanaPoint
 
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Reply Sun 9 Oct, 2005 10:15 am
She needs to be tossed out along with the imbecile who nominated her.
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thefederalistusa
 
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Reply Sun 9 Oct, 2005 07:18 pm
edgarblythe wrote:
The only people not attacking the nomination seem to be a few middle of the roaders and a couple of Democrats. The Republicans are in a dither over this.


What are some republicans upset with Bush nominating Miers to the SCOTUS? They fundamentally do not understand Bush. Some Repub believe that Bush owes them something and they should have been included in his decision process for a judge. Who knows how many people thought they had Bush's ear, ready to move their pet into the court. They forget Bush stays loyal to those that have shown him loyalty. He nominated someone he has known for years. Bush is Pro Jesus, anti abortion, believes in taking the war to our enemies where they live, believes people should work for a living, etc.. That is why he won the Governorship and the Presidency. Miers will not be a Bush puppet, but she shares many of his values. If you hate Bush, you will not like her on the court.
Skip the wasted partisan politics, get the nomination out to the Senate floor for a full vote. Make sure your Senator has heard from you before the Miers vote.
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woiyo
 
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Reply Mon 10 Oct, 2005 06:30 am
blatham wrote:
Conservative Krauthammer on the candidate SEE HERE

Conservative George Will on the candidate SEE HERE

Just so as you are aware of where the attacks are originating.


All this "blather" based upon the fact "they no nothing of her record.

Well, how about they let the process play out and have the Committee hearing go forward and maybe we can find out. Then we can decide based upon facts.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 10 Oct, 2005 06:39 am
Re: Give Miers a Supreme Chance
thefederalistusa wrote:
Some say Miers' qualifications are paper-thin.


You didn't understand that it was the republicans who came out against Miers the first time you posted this?

http://www.able2know.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=1607675#1607675

Or did you perhaps get a copy of Mehlman's "Dear Republican" email ....... and forget to check out the facts yourself.

<the link is to factcheck.org>
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 10 Oct, 2005 06:46 am
Best of all (for Canajun followers of this stuff) is that David Frum (creator of "the Axis of Evil" phrase origin of phrase link ... has come out against Miers.

Quote:
And the conservative National Review's David Frum called the Miers nomination an "unforced error" by Bush, saying, "We are being asked by this president to take this appointment purely on trust, without any independent reason to support it. And that is not a request conservatives can safely grant."


Gotta love it.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 10 Oct, 2005 07:27 am
My Senator will hear from me all right. I want this nominee tossed out. It stinks to high heaven, a personal crony of the pres. (cronyism). I bet she personally promised him to vote down the line in favor of his issues.
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joefromchicago
 
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Reply Mon 10 Oct, 2005 08:00 am
thefederalistusa wrote:
Now the left wing democrats do not even want to give her a chance.

As Dubya might say, this is revisionist history -- except that it's really revisionist current events. The bulk of the opposition to Miers so far has come from the right, not the left. Up to now, the Democrats on Capitol Hill have contented themselves with sitting back and enjoying the show.

Wait a minute, I just had the strangest sense of deja vu.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 10 Oct, 2005 08:02 am
Funny how you can tell when someone hasn't read your post.
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revel
 
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Reply Tue 11 Oct, 2005 11:28 am
http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/news/archives/2005/10/11/you_are_the_best_governor_ever.html

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"You are the best governor ever"

When George Bush nominated Harriet Miers to fill a vacancy on the US supreme court last week, there was some surprise (Rush Limbaugh really wasn't sure) but at least one point of agreement.

Sure, Ms Miers may never have been a judge, but her relative inexperience in the field meant there was no paper trail connecting her to past cases. That meant Democrats would be unable to tie her up on her record in confirmation hearings.

But a paper trail of sorts has now emerged. Using freedom of information laws, the New York Times has obtained the correspondence between Ms Miers and Mr Bush at a time when he was the Texas governor and she was his personal lawyer.

The exchanges are revealing, and sure to beef up the charges that one of Mr Bush's concerns when making new appointments is to reward long-term loyalists - a practice some call cronyism.

"You are the best governor ever - deserving of great respect," Ms Miers wrote in 1997. She also found Mr Bush "cool" and once told him to "keep up the great work. Texas is blessed".
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Debra Law
 
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Reply Tue 11 Oct, 2005 12:10 pm
THIS WOMAN
Bork says Bushco's nomination of THIS WOMAN is a slap in the face:

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Well, the first one is, that this is a woman who’s undoubtedly as wonderful a person as they say she is, but so far as anyone can tell she has no experience with constitutional law whatever. Now it’s a little late to develop a constitutional philosophy or begin to work it out when you’re on the court already. So that—I’m afraid she’s likely to be influenced by factors, such as personal sympathies and so forth, that she shouldn’t be influenced by. I don’t expect that she can be, as the president says, a great justice.

But the other level is more worrisome, in a way: it’s kind of a slap in the face to the conservatives who’ve been building up a conservative legal movement for the last 20 years. There’s all kinds of people, now, on the federal bench and some in the law schools who have worked out consistent philosophies of sticking with the original principles of the Constitution. And all of those people have been overlooked. And I think one of the messages here is, don’t write, don’t say anything controversial before you’re nominated.

It’s odd that Justice Roberts, who is now the chief justice, and who will probably be an excellent choice in many ways, also had no track record that was easy to follow. . . .

Now this woman, who has even less of a track record.



How naive can Bork be? Bush's nominations aren't odd at all. He nominates candidates with unproven track records to serve his "government as the money-machine for himself and all his loyal friends" agenda.

Bushco is not interested in promoting the "conservative legal movement." It's not a self-serving, profitable thing for him to do. Period.

And I kind of wonder if Bork is less upset about Bush's betrayal of the conservative legal movement and more upset that the nominee is a woman.
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revel
 
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Reply Tue 11 Oct, 2005 04:26 pm
Laura Bush wonders if the hang up is sexist as well.

I don't really think so, if so it would be odd considering there are women serving now and no one has ever said anything as far as I know.
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