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Conservatives Say Miers Is Obstacle to Judicial Nominees
HumanEventsonline {Blog} ^ | May 8, 2006 | Robert B. Bluey

Posted on 05/08/2006 4:42:02 PM PDT by Cautor

White House Counsel Harriet Miers, the Supreme Court nominee who withdrew after a conservative revolt last fall, has allegedly vetoed several recommendations offered by conservatives to fill vacancies on federal courts.

The White House would not directly respond to the charge, which was made this morning during a conference call with more than 40 conservative leaders. Two people on the call—whose identities I promised to keep confidential—said they had inside knowledge of the recommended nominees whom Miers nixed.

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Old Harriet is still around.
1 posted on 05/08/2006 4:42:06 PM PDT by Cautor
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To: Cautor

Vetting nominees is her job.


2 posted on 05/08/2006 4:48:07 PM PDT by ClaireSolt (.)
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To: Cautor
has allegedly vetoed several recommendations offered by conservatives to fill vacancies on federal courts.

Anybody who believes the above could be sold the Brooklyn Bridge in a heart beat.

3 posted on 05/08/2006 4:48:50 PM PDT by Torie
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To: ClaireSolt

She did such a good job on herself, it's no wonder Bush has kept her on the payroll. He's loyal to old family friends and cronies like Harriet.


4 posted on 05/08/2006 4:49:03 PM PDT by Cautor
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To: Cautor

As it is we still haven't seen any cases to get a good read of how the new justices will behave.


5 posted on 05/08/2006 4:49:37 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: Cautor
Yeah, she put forth Roberts.

Lousy pick, eh?

6 posted on 05/08/2006 4:50:23 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: Torie

You can believe anything you wish. It's not my story. I'm just passing along some news items.


7 posted on 05/08/2006 4:51:15 PM PDT by Cautor
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To: cripplecreek

We have her and Andy Card to thank for all their tireless work on behalf of conservatives......zzzzzzzzzz


8 posted on 05/08/2006 4:51:16 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Somebody important make The Call.....pitchforks and lanterns.!)
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To: Siena Dreaming

Fortunately, she was withdrawn (er...stepped aside) making it possible to have Roberts instead of her.

More from the story:

One conservative leader on the call said the only way for the White House to offer a real “new beginning” on judicial nominees was to bring in a new counsel in place of Miers. She was rumored to be on the way out after new Chief of Staff Josh Bolten took charge last month, but nothing has materialized since then.


9 posted on 05/08/2006 4:53:29 PM PDT by Cautor
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To: Cautor
Guess we'd better just go ahead and impeach Roberts and Alito then. Miers helped pick them.
10 posted on 05/08/2006 4:53:33 PM PDT by CFC__VRWC
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To: Cautor
Fortunately, she was withdrawn (er...stepped aside) making it possible to have Roberts instead of her

Wrong...it was Alito who was put up after Miers.

Harriet Miers suggested Roberts before that as SC Chief. Pretty bad choice, eh?

11 posted on 05/08/2006 4:55:13 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: CFC__VRWC

I'm sure she deserves all the credit, especially since she finally stepped aside so we could have Roberts instead.


12 posted on 05/08/2006 4:55:13 PM PDT by Cautor
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To: Cautor
One conservative leader on the call said the only way for the White House to offer a real “new beginning” on judicial nominees was to bring in a new counsel in place of Miers. She was rumored to be on the way out after new Chief of Staff Josh Bolten took charge last month, but nothing has materialized since then.

Was one of the "leaders" Coulter? Did she refer to Miers as a "cleaning lady" again?

Some of these conservatives ought to keep their mouths shut, especially on judicial nominees.

They can't accept that they ran Miers off; they've got to continue to attack her.

Jerks.

13 posted on 05/08/2006 4:57:16 PM PDT by sinkspur ( I didn't know until just now that it was Barzini all along.)
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To: ClaireSolt
Meiers really messed up the vetting process with Alito and Roberts.

How dare she!!!!

We really needed another Souter.

14 posted on 05/08/2006 4:57:45 PM PDT by OldFriend (I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag.....and My Heart to the Soldier Who Protects It.)
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To: sinkspur

Hey Sink, don't you have a bull riding contest to call over in Beaumont? It's always so nice to hear from you. I value your pithy comments as always.


15 posted on 05/08/2006 4:58:33 PM PDT by Cautor
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To: Cautor
especially since she finally stepped aside so we could have Roberts instead

You're wrong again. Roberts came before Miers was put forth by Bush.

16 posted on 05/08/2006 4:58:51 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: Cautor

Nope, it was Alito who replaced Meiers.


17 posted on 05/08/2006 4:58:59 PM PDT by OldFriend (I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag.....and My Heart to the Soldier Who Protects It.)
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To: OldFriend

My error. Thank you for the correction.


18 posted on 05/08/2006 5:00:13 PM PDT by Cautor
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To: Cautor
allegedly vetoed

I'm lookin' for disinformation here. Don't think Harriet is a problem.

19 posted on 05/08/2006 5:07:04 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (How come Mexican illegals don't sneak into Cuba?)
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To: sinkspur

Thank God she was run off. What a pitiful nominee for the U.S. Supreme court she was.
As Limbaugh said today, the President isn't a conservative he is a politician. He proves it every day with stunts like the Harriet Miers nomination.


20 posted on 05/08/2006 5:15:47 PM PDT by em2vn
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To: Cautor

I was very strongly opposed to the Miers nomination. But it's impossible to tell whether this story has any basis or not.

The Alito nomination was more or less forced on the administration by the firestorm that the Miers nomination provoked.

Is Miers now resentful of what happened? Who knows?


21 posted on 05/08/2006 5:18:50 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: sinkspur
One conservative leader on the call said the only way for the White House to offer a real “new beginning” on judicial nominees was to bring in a new counsel in place of Miers.

Still moving the goalposts, aren't they?

Do as I say or I'll leak something nasty to the press.

These are the kinds of "real true conservatives" who are part of the problem.

22 posted on 05/08/2006 5:19:03 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: em2vn
As Limbaugh said today, the President isn't a conservative he is a politician. He proves it every day with stunts like the Harriet Miers nomination.

SHE WITHDREW HER FRIGGIN' NOMINATION!!

This pounding on Bush and Miers is just gratuitous piling on at this point.

It makes those who do it look mean and ridiculous.

23 posted on 05/08/2006 5:19:20 PM PDT by sinkspur ( I didn't know until just now that it was Barzini all along.)
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To: Cautor
I'm just passing along some news items.

This isn't news; it's idle gossip put forth by people who wish harm to this president.

It's pretty telling that you think it's so accurate.

24 posted on 05/08/2006 5:21:26 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: Howlin

"It's pretty telling that you think it's so accurate."

Hey, it's news whether you like it or not, and I know you don't like it. Tough.


25 posted on 05/08/2006 5:23:52 PM PDT by Cautor
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To: Howlin
Still moving the goalposts, aren't they?

Do as I say or I'll leak something nasty to the press.

These are the kinds of "real true conservatives" who are part of the problem.

And they are all, to a person, too gutless to put their names out as a source. Trash Miers and Bush from the sidelines. Not one word of gratitude for Roberts and Alito.

Is it any wonder that independent voters thinks conservatives (exemplified by such outfits as Human Events) are angry, vindictive people?

26 posted on 05/08/2006 5:24:34 PM PDT by sinkspur ( I didn't know until just now that it was Barzini all along.)
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To: Howlin

Oh, I forgot to thank you for bumping the thread. Man the number of people reading this story is surprising. And with that 6 degrees stuff....


27 posted on 05/08/2006 5:25:01 PM PDT by Cautor
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To: Cautor

It's not news; it's OPINION.


28 posted on 05/08/2006 5:25:32 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: sinkspur

Whatever anybody does is NEVER enough; never.


29 posted on 05/08/2006 5:26:16 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: Howlin

It's a news story. You're welcome to your opinion though.


30 posted on 05/08/2006 5:26:20 PM PDT by Cautor
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To: sinkspur
White House Counsel Harriet Miers, the Supreme Court nominee who withdrew after a conservative revolt last fall, has allegedly vetoed several recommendations offered by conservatives to fill vacancies on federal courts.

Hmm. After getting thoroughly trashed by them, they expect her to cheerfully approve their recommendations...

Maybe I'm missing something.

31 posted on 05/08/2006 5:26:38 PM PDT by BeHoldAPaleHorse ( ~()):~)>)
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse

"After getting thoroughly trashed by them, they expect her to cheerfully approve their recommendations... "

Not at all. I'd expect Miers to hold a grudge and squash conservative candidates for the judiciary. Hey, she doesn't disappoint.


32 posted on 05/08/2006 5:28:02 PM PDT by Cautor
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To: Cautor

As long as the gutless wonders doing the rumor-mongering won't give their names, it's THEIR interpretation, i.e., opinion, of what's going on.

It's the way we usually think about pieces concerning liberals and the Democrats.

I remember when people on FR actually use to HATE that, but now that they've got a few "whisperers" saying what they want, it's fine and dandy.

Talk about selling out your principles.


33 posted on 05/08/2006 5:28:37 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: Cautor

why is she still even around?

thank goodness we got Alito up there.


34 posted on 05/08/2006 5:29:59 PM PDT by oceanview
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To: Cautor
Not at all. I'd expect Miers to hold a grudge and squash conservative candidates for the judiciary. Hey, she doesn't disappoint.

In DC, people don't get mad, they get even.

And some of the crap that flew about Miers is the sort of thing that I would not say about anyone unless I was willing to fight a duel over those remarks.

Bottom line: if this is true, conservatives have taken yet another opportunity to not learn a lesson about not angering people they need to be on good terms with...

35 posted on 05/08/2006 5:30:17 PM PDT by BeHoldAPaleHorse ( ~()):~)>)
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To: Cautor
We are to believe an anonymous source and dispose of Harriet Meirs?

I heard from confidential sources the two complaintants are RAT sympathizers. Of course, I cannot reveal my sources.

36 posted on 05/08/2006 5:31:36 PM PDT by shrinkermd
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To: Howlin
Bluey's article reads like something Doug Thompson would write.

And that is meant to be as insulting to Bluey as anybody wants to take it.

37 posted on 05/08/2006 5:31:38 PM PDT by sinkspur ( I didn't know until just now that it was Barzini all along.)
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To: Howlin

"As long as the gutless wonders doing the rumor-mongering won't give their names, it's THEIR interpretation, i.e., opinion, of what's going on."

Oh my. Now we're on to the name calling and foot stamping that have come to characterize your postings. This is a legitimate news story. It discusses an event that happened. I know you don't like this but as I said earlier, tough. I'm sure Harriet will get out of the kitchen when she's finished with the baking.


38 posted on 05/08/2006 5:32:12 PM PDT by Cautor
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To: Cautor
I'd expect Miers to hold a grudge and squash conservative candidates for the judiciary.

She's certainly done a lousy job of squashing candidates. You're projecting.

39 posted on 05/08/2006 5:32:42 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: shrinkermd

"We are to believe an anonymous source and dispose of Harriet Meirs?"

I doubt you will have anything to do with it. But thanks for stopping by.


40 posted on 05/08/2006 5:34:16 PM PDT by Cautor
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To: Cautor
Now we're on to the name calling and foot stamping that have come to characterize your postings.

Unlike you, I'm not two-faced; I don't like it from EITHER SIDE. I'm not willing to accept smears from my party just because they are MY PARTY.

Like I said, it's telling you will.

41 posted on 05/08/2006 5:34:24 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: Cautor
It is a legitimate news story.

It is a news story in the same way the bilge from Capitol Hill Blue is a news story.

You know, quoting anonymous sources that Bush said the Constitution is "nothing but a gd piece of paper!"

Stuff like that.

42 posted on 05/08/2006 5:34:52 PM PDT by sinkspur ( I didn't know until just now that it was Barzini all along.)
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To: Cautor

Nobody else wants the job, right? END SARCASM!


43 posted on 05/08/2006 5:35:05 PM PDT by conservativecorner
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To: Dog Gone

"You're projecting."

Wow, an expert on psychobabble. You meet all kinds on this board.


44 posted on 05/08/2006 5:35:29 PM PDT by Cautor
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To: sinkspur

Boy, Sink. When you hop on that old nag and grab its mane and sink your spurs into its side, it really just takes off...like your hyperbole. As Clarity used to say: you need rest.


45 posted on 05/08/2006 5:36:49 PM PDT by Cautor
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To: Cautor

I liked her in that Barneycam classic, 'Where in the White House is Miss Beazley?'


46 posted on 05/08/2006 5:38:41 PM PDT by HitmanLV ("5 Minute Penalty for #40, Ann Theresa Calvello!" - RIP 1929-2006)
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To: Howlin

"Like I said, it's telling you will."

Huh? Like I said, it's telling you will. Hmmmm.

You don't like it from either side, so does that mean you like it from no side?


47 posted on 05/08/2006 5:39:21 PM PDT by Cautor
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To: Howlin
I remember when people on FR actually use to HATE that, but now that they've got a few "whisperers" saying what they want, it's fine and dandy.

I seldom say what I want to say.
I don't want to be banned.

48 posted on 05/08/2006 5:39:41 PM PDT by carenot (Proud member of The Flying Skillet Brigade)
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To: Howlin

um, scuuse me, but, this is from the Right Angle, um, that's a blog, someone's opinion of what they read/were told, so, um, I think you're right. just saying.


49 posted on 05/08/2006 5:40:04 PM PDT by Annie5622 (Democrats DO have a plan! They apparently plan to stay stupid.)
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To: Siena Dreaming

Well slow down, I like him so far, but we cant say one way or another right now can we?


50 posted on 05/08/2006 5:40:14 PM PDT by mthom
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