pinkmonkeybird

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Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Harriet miers

Yesterday W announced his nomination of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court. Not surprisingly, I support her because I trust George W. Bush.
There are many Republicans who'd wanted a good, solid, proven conservative, not only to faithfully uphold the constitution, but also to stick it to the liberals. Anyone who has seen the liberals go crazy over W's leadership knows that his nomination of J. Michael Luttig or Janice Brown would have sent them into a wild frenzy for years to come.

What I trust W has done is he has made a choice that will go a long, long way toward healing the nation over ideological differences. And we should not be overly surprised by such a choice, though most of us had never heard of Harriet Evan Miers before yesterday. She represents a clean break from the poison that has injected the nation over Roe v. Wade. She's golden.

The main danger now, so far as I can see is the threat of Republicans' discontent over the president's choice. New York Democratic Senator Charles Schumer tried to drive a wedge between Republicans in his pleasure regarding the avoidance of a proven conservative judge. We must not hand Schumer any such satisfaction. Rather, we should trust W. And why shouldn't we trust W? He is a great president who says what he is going to do and then does it. He has promised a conservative nominee for the Supreme Court. His relationship with Harriet Miers is very close and he knows her well.

This choice should be a unifier for the country, if I am not mistaken. W's record as Governor of Texas was marked as an administration that worked with Democrats to get things done. It is clear that a more proven conservative judge nominee would have further entrenched Democrats in their opposition to the Republicans.

This nomination in the person of Harriet Miers demonstrates that the adults are in power in Washington, D.C.

3 Comments:

  • At 8:55 PM, Blogger hammerswing75 said…

    The right wing reaction to this nomination bears some resemblance to the hyperbolic coverage of Katrina. I can understand the fury because this issue is so important and the opportunity to appoint SCOTUS so infrequent, but the level of distrust GW has surprised me. The next few weeks will be very entertaining.

     
  • At 9:44 PM, Blogger pinkmonkeybird said…

    There seems to be an impulse for conservatives to make claims to more conservative than thou.
    If we crumble under such little pressure, we deserve 8 years of Hillary.

     
  • At 9:02 AM, Blogger hammerswing75 said…

    Now that's just sado-masochistic. It's quite clear that the Republican base is as uncomfortable being in power as the Democratic base is being out of power. We both need more practice.

     

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