Bush picks another Crony
Bush chose another crony to fill the next vacancy on the Supreme Court. Harriet Miers, his long time attorney. She has been with him since his days as Governor of Texas. She has never been a judge. Bush says she has paved the way for women in Texas. As if there are no other women in this country that haven’t paved the way too.
Does the Senate think this is a good choice? He apparently asked her for the job after dinner in the White House residence. Perhaps George drank a few too many and just got loose lipped? God knows.
What are the chances of this woman actually being qualified for this job? What clout does George hold after the last few months of disasters? The disastrous war, the bumbling idiots running divisions of our Government, who are also crony’s? How much money are we going to spend on the confirmation process if in fact she isn’t qualified?
I this what the next 3 years are going to look like? What a sad day.
From the WSJ article. Read it and whine some more 😉
Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid was complimentary, issuing a statement that said he likes Ms. Miers and adding “the Supreme Court would benefit from the addition of a justice who has real experience as a practicing lawyer.” At the same time, he said he looked forward to the “process which will help the American people learn more about Harriet Miers, and help the Senate determine whether she deserves a lifetime seat on the Supreme Court.”
Mr. Reid had personally recommended that Mr. Bush consider Ms. Miers for nomination, according to several people familiar with the president’s consultations with individual senators. Of equal importance as the White House maps its confirmation campaign is that the Nevada Democrat had warned Mr. Bush that the selection of any of several other contenders could trigger a bruising partisan struggle.
“Given the fact that the extreme wing of the president’s party was demanding someone of fealty to their views, this is a good first day in the process that begins to fill the seat of Sandra Day O’Connor,” New York Sen. Charles Schumer, a leader among Democrats active in opposing Mr. Bush’s judicial nominees, told reporters.