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Thursday, October 06, 2005

More Miers

More thoughts on Harriet Miers for the Supreme Court.

  • She isn’t another Souter, Bush has known her for years, so it’s safe to say that he knows her judicial philosophy.

  • That being said, there were plenty of much more qualified candidates available, candidates that everyone knows their judicial philosophy.  

  • Bush picked Miers to avoid a fight, but a fights is exactly what this country needs

  • Bush may be pulling the wool over everyone’s eyes, Miers may be more right-wing than Luttig or Owens, but no one will know until after she starts writing opinions.


The thing is, I doubt this pick is going to avoid a fight being that no one is actually happy with the pick - not Republicans or Democrats. But, who knows? I guess we'll see.
C'mon- this is Christmas in October for Democrats. Bush could have just as easily nominated a real conservative. This is the best nominee the Dems could have asked for.
The thing is that, as you note, she might be a real conservative, and we just don't know it yet.
Life of Rubin had a good post about this. Seeing as we know nothing about Miers, it's way too early to say anything about her yet. While the Dems might love her now, they may hate her in the near future.

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