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October 04, 2005

Bush nominates his third grade civics teacher to Supreme Court

Okay, she's not his third grade civics teacher, but the silliness of the headline illustrates the silliness so many people feel this nomination is rife with.

While Harriet Miers, Bush's appointee to replace Sandra Day O'Conner has no judicial experience, thus no judicial paper trail, there are other kinds of paper trails people leave.

From WorldNetDaily...

According to Elaine Donnelly, president of the Center for Military Readiness, Miers has taken positions as White House counsel that violate the law banning women in combat....

Donnelly also concludes that Miers approved the Bush administrations retention of President Clinton's “don't ask, don't tell” regulations, which, she says, are different from the 1993 law passed by Congress

Meanwhile, during Miers long affiliation with the American Bar Association, she submitted a 1999 report to the ABA's house of delegates that included recommendations to develop and establish an International Criminal Court and the enactment of laws and public policy providing that the sexual orientation of adults be no bar to adoption of children....

As a city councilwoman, Miers also said Dallas had a responsibility to pay for AIDS education and patient services. And she courted the support of the Lesbian/Gay Coalition of Dallas in her successful 1989 campaign.

This could have been one of Bush's shining moments, instead he's tossed a political appointee wholly unqualified for the job.  It is also disappointing that it seems her only two qualifications are her gender and her knowing Bush. One has to wonder why he simply didn't appoint one of his daughters to the SCOTUS.

Jerome Corsi
Is Harriet Miers 'Unfit for Judging'?

How exactly does Ms. Miers fit into the never-ending George Bush National Guard controversy and the Texas Lottery pay-off scandals? »»»

David Limbaugh
Disappointed, but still hopeful

The president has consistently appointed strong conservatives to the bench. For the most part I would agree, but the Miers appointment, on its face, at least appears compromised, and that's troubling. »»»


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Posted by Danny Carlton at October 4, 2005 07:16 AM

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