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Franck & Miers (Mark Levin's take on Harriet Miers)
National Review ^ | October 3, 2005 | Mark Levin

Posted on 10/03/2005 7:04:43 AM PDT by buckeyeblogger

Franck & Miers [Mark R. Levin 10/03 09:50 AM] I understand Matt's point, as he's written so eloquently about it many times. But, in truth, we already know what's going on here, and that the president, despite a magnificent farm team from which to choose a solid nominee, chose otherwise. Miers was chosen for two reasons and two reasons alone: 1. she's a she; 2. she's a long-time Bush friend. Otherwise, there's nothing to distinguish her from thousands of other lawyers. And holding a high post in the Bar, which the White House seems to be touting, is like holding a high position in any professional organization. But it reveals nothing about the nominee's judicial philosophy. There are many top officials in the Bar who I wouldn't trust to handle a fender-bender. Also, early in his term, the president singled out the Bar for its partisan agenda and excluded it from a formal role in judicial selection. The president said he would pick a candidate like Antonin Scalia or Clarence Thomas, and he did not. We all know of outstanding individuals who fit that bill, and they were once again passed over. Even David Souter had a more compelling resume that Miers.

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1 posted on 10/03/2005 7:04:44 AM PDT by buckeyeblogger
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To: buckeyeblogger

She was co-chair of the Texas State Lottery Commissison! (sracasm button off)


2 posted on 10/03/2005 7:06:28 AM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: buckeyeblogger

Simply put, she is NOT QUALIFIED.


3 posted on 10/03/2005 7:06:28 AM PDT by msnimje (Hurricane KATRINA - An Example of Nature's Enforcement of Eminent Domain)
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To: buckeyeblogger

As I said on another topic...

I am going to be sick. Schumer is on right now, talking about how Bush's nomination of Miers is a rejection by Bush of the "extreme" members of his party. He is expressing "hope" that Miers is a "mainstream" nominee.

He just called it a "good first day" for the process. I feel like I am going to throw up.


4 posted on 10/03/2005 7:07:29 AM PDT by madconservative
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To: buckeyeblogger
Miers was chosen for two reasons and two reasons alone: 1. she's a she; 2. she's a long-time Bush friend.

Could be 3. He admires her.

5 posted on 10/03/2005 7:08:07 AM PDT by bkepley
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To: gopwinsin04

"She was co-chair of the Texas State Lottery Commissison! (sracasm button off)"

She also got the Sandra Day O'connor Award for women. It's out on google.


6 posted on 10/03/2005 7:09:00 AM PDT by dljordan
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To: madconservative
And you believed Schummer ?????
7 posted on 10/03/2005 7:09:07 AM PDT by Mo1
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To: gopwinsin04
She was co-chair of the Texas State Lottery Commissison!

That's about to become as infamous as the International Arabian Horse Association.

8 posted on 10/03/2005 7:09:23 AM PDT by SpringheelJack
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To: msnimje

Neither is Ted Nugent, but I'd much rather have him on the court than this woman. At least we know Ted wouldn't give us any BS on the Constitution.


9 posted on 10/03/2005 7:09:38 AM PDT by RockinRight (What part of ILLEGAL immigration do they not understand?)
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To: buckeyeblogger
Even David Souter had a more compelling resume that Miers.

Eyouch!

10 posted on 10/03/2005 7:09:46 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze
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To: madconservative

Harry Reid's in love with her as well.

Bad move, Georgie Boy (One of dozens).


11 posted on 10/03/2005 7:10:30 AM PDT by Sometimes A River ("The leaves have broken on Lake Ponktran" - WKAT 1360 AM Miami Newsreader)
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To: bkepley

She's a sacrifice. She will not be confirmed and both Bush and Miers know it. Bush's second nomination will be more conservative and Bush will fight for a confirmation.


12 posted on 10/03/2005 7:10:42 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: madconservative

Good general rule: If UpChuck Schumer is not unhappy, then I am.


13 posted on 10/03/2005 7:11:01 AM PDT by Emmett McCarthy
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To: RockinRight

Andyou know that Ted would actually bring his cross bow to court to intimidate those lawyers in front of the bench!


14 posted on 10/03/2005 7:11:25 AM PDT by MAD-AS-HELL (Put a mirror to the face of the republican party and all you'll see is a Donkey.)
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To: madconservative

I've heard that she was on Senator Reid's approved list. You could take Reid's approved list, cross off the title and relabel it as "KarlInOhio's disapproved list". Time for a new tagline.


15 posted on 10/03/2005 7:11:27 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (We were promised someone in the Scalia/Thomas mold. Instead we got a Dem approved Bush crony. :-()
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To: All

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16 posted on 10/03/2005 7:11:34 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (My tag line is at the dry cleaners.)
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To: pabianice
She's a sacrifice. She will not be confirmed and both Bush and Miers know it.

What nonsense!

17 posted on 10/03/2005 7:12:02 AM PDT by SpringheelJack
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To: Mo1

No. I believed Bush and was wrong to do so.


18 posted on 10/03/2005 7:12:12 AM PDT by madconservative
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To: pabianice

Oh man, the delusions abound.

What makes you think she won't be confirmed?

What makes you think she agreed to lose a confirmation vote?

There were tons of established judicial righties out there, and Bush chooses this person.


19 posted on 10/03/2005 7:12:24 AM PDT by Sometimes A River ("The leaves have broken on Lake Ponktran" - WKAT 1360 AM Miami Newsreader)
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To: msnimje

What are the qualifications for a justice on the Supreme Court?


20 posted on 10/03/2005 7:12:25 AM PDT by petitfour
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To: KarlInOhio

lol, If Dirty Harry wants her than there is no way in heck I want her on that bench.


21 posted on 10/03/2005 7:12:40 AM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: buckeyeblogger

Thank you sir! May I have another?! </sycophant>


22 posted on 10/03/2005 7:12:42 AM PDT by AntiGuv ()
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To: buckeyeblogger

Hey Bush - why don't you raise taxes now - you'll be a certified Democrat then.


23 posted on 10/03/2005 7:13:00 AM PDT by GianniV
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To: madconservative

I find it difficult to believe that Bush would nominate anyone for SCOTUS who doesn't share his views about strict constructionist interpretations of the Constitution and judicial restraint.

She's been by his side as his personal counsel for years. He knows her judicial views very well - I think she'll do just fine.


24 posted on 10/03/2005 7:13:28 AM PDT by djfox1
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To: buckeyeblogger
I can't imagine that Bush had 2 SCOTUS picks and the votes in the Senate to confirm them and he blew both of them. We need highly-qualified judges with a proven conservative record. We now have two unknown quantities, the second being a member of the FOB crowd. This pick is not going down well. What a disappointment. I think Dubya is long-past being ready for the showers.
25 posted on 10/03/2005 7:13:54 AM PDT by Cautor
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To: pabianice

My word, what's the point in sacrificing someone?

Why not do it correctly the first time?


26 posted on 10/03/2005 7:13:57 AM PDT by RexBeach ("The rest of the world is three drinks behind." -Humphrey Bogart)
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To: MAD-AS-HELL

Yes he would.

Could you imagine his dissents??


27 posted on 10/03/2005 7:14:20 AM PDT by RockinRight (What part of ILLEGAL immigration do they not understand?)
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To: pabianice
She's a sacrifice. She will not be confirmed and both Bush and Miers know it.

And Bush signed the Campaign Finance/Speech Repression act because he "knew" the Supreme Court would never approve it. We know how well that worked out.

28 posted on 10/03/2005 7:14:49 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (We were promised someone in the Scalia/Thomas mold. Instead we got a Dem approved Bush crony. :-()
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To: buckeyeblogger
What can conservatives do now? The choices seem to be:

1. Letting Miers be Assoc. Justice but will ask some harsh yet token 'difficult questions' during the hearing, or

2. Oppose her nomination.

#1, we'll get another SDO. #2, the MSM and Democrats will argue, "Look! Those conservatives cannot stand even moderate conservative. They're clearly out ot the mainstream!"

I hate to think that Bush puts this situation upon us!

29 posted on 10/03/2005 7:15:07 AM PDT by paudio (Four More Years..... Let's Use Them Wisely...)
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To: Acts 2:38
Harry Reid's in love with her as well.

Do you have a link on this?

Is Reid happy about the pick or that Conservatives are jumping off the doom and gloom cliff??

30 posted on 10/03/2005 7:15:19 AM PDT by Mo1
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To: buckeyeblogger

Of course he could have made a better pick in terms of solid conservative record and qualifications, but I don't think you can say that he has not chosen a solid conservative pick. It is too early to tell and we just don't know, just like we don't really know how Roberts will turn out. So I think that Mark Levin is being too sweeping in his condemnation. Plus, a blank slate will presumably be easier to get confirmed without a fillibuster on the Roberts model.


31 posted on 10/03/2005 7:15:40 AM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: petitfour
What are the qualifications for a justice on the Supreme Court?

Officially? There are none.
32 posted on 10/03/2005 7:16:14 AM PDT by July 4th (A vacant lot cancelled out my vote for Bush.)
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To: madconservative

"Franck & Miers
[Mark R. Levin 10/03 09:50 AM]
I understand Matt's point, as he's written so eloquently about it many times. But, in truth, we already know what's going on here, and that the president, despite a magnificent farm team from which to choose a solid nominee, chose otherwise. Miers was chosen for two reasons and two reasons alone: 1. she's a she; 2. she's a long-time Bush friend. Otherwise, there's nothing to distinguish her from thousands of other lawyers. And holding a high post in the Bar, which the White House seems to be touting, is like holding a high position in any professional organization. But it reveals nothing about the nominee's judicial philosophy. There are many top officials in the Bar who I wouldn't trust to handle a fender-bender. Also, early in his term, the president singled out the Bar for its partisan agenda and excluded it from a formal role in judicial selection. The president said he would pick a candidate like Antonin Scalia or Clarence Thomas, and he did not. We all know of outstanding individuals who fit that bill, and they were once again passed over. Even David Souter had a more compelling resume that Miers.

The president and his advisors missed a truly historic opportunity to communicate with the American people about their government, the role of all three branches of the federal system, and the proper function of the judiciary. More importantly, they have failed to help the nation return to the equipoise of our constitutional system. And the current justices whose arrogance knows no bounds will be emboldened by this selection. They will see it as affirmation of their "extra-constitutionalism." The president flinched. Some have compared have compared profligate spending to Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal. But no one will accuse him of FDR's boldness when it comes to the Supreme Court.

If people are disappointed, they have every reason to be."

Entire quote by Mark Levin.

Bush has bushwacked his supporters.


33 posted on 10/03/2005 7:16:20 AM PDT by ZULU (Fear the government which fears your guns. God, guts, and guns made America great.)
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To: madconservative
He is expressing "hope" that Miers is a "mainstream" nominee.

And I am expressing hope that she is a conservative ideologue who intends on strictly interpreting the consititution and I also "hope" that after her first term we can reflect and say she voted with Thomas and Scalia and Roberts 100% of the time.

34 posted on 10/03/2005 7:16:20 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: GianniV

"Hey Bush - why don't you raise taxes now - you'll be a certified Democrat then."

It will be interesting to see whether he will support the end to the death tax that was promised.


35 posted on 10/03/2005 7:16:21 AM PDT by Cautor
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To: Mo1

Quoting Laura Ingraham, and I have no reason to believe she is lying.

She's pissed as well. "Stealth nominees have never worked out well for Conservatives."


36 posted on 10/03/2005 7:16:40 AM PDT by Sometimes A River ("The leaves have broken on Lake Ponktran" - WKAT 1360 AM Miami Newsreader)
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To: buckeyeblogger

3. She is a Christian.

Or maybe thats a 1.


37 posted on 10/03/2005 7:17:18 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: buckeyeblogger

Two words. Michael Brown.

I almost expect to find she was counsel to the Arabian Horse Association.

Levin's take is the same as mine. Lawyers expect a Supreme Court appointee to be a heavyweight.


38 posted on 10/03/2005 7:17:33 AM PDT by Sabramerican (Islam is to Peace as Rape is to Love)
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To: Mo1
Bush Chooses Miers for Supreme Court

"Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., had urged the president to consider Miers, according to several officials familiar with Bush's consultations with Congress."

39 posted on 10/03/2005 7:17:35 AM PDT by AntiGuv ()
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To: July 4th

Exactly. Our Founding Fathers were very wise.


40 posted on 10/03/2005 7:18:09 AM PDT by petitfour
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To: RockinRight

Too bad Rodney Dangerfield isn't alive. He'd have been a great pick as well.


41 posted on 10/03/2005 7:18:10 AM PDT by MAD-AS-HELL (Put a mirror to the face of the republican party and all you'll see is a Donkey.)
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To: pabianice
She's a sacrifice. She will not be confirmed and both Bush and Miers know it. Bush's second nomination will be more conservative and Bush will fight for a confirmation.

Keep dreaming.

42 posted on 10/03/2005 7:18:14 AM PDT by Rodney King (No, we can't all just get along.)
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To: paudio
The sad fact is that short of a Nannygate/Zoe Baird problem Meirs will probably be confirmed as a stealth nominee because she has no record to speak of.

It was time for 43 to put a staunch conservative up there and he blew the call.

43 posted on 10/03/2005 7:18:16 AM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: Raycpa
3. She is a Christian.

So is the Reverend Al Sharpton.......

44 posted on 10/03/2005 7:18:24 AM PDT by AntiGuv ()
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To: pabianice

I agree with you, Pabianice. I think Bush is just being nice to her, knowing darn well there is going to be a dickens of a time getting her confirmed.

Exodus International affiliation? Ha. The libs are going to go absolutely ballistic over that one.

She won't be confirmed. Betcha.


45 posted on 10/03/2005 7:19:18 AM PDT by dinodino (Mrs. Dinodino)
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To: Acts 2:38
She's pissed as well

She was like that with Roberts also

46 posted on 10/03/2005 7:19:20 AM PDT by Mo1
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To: buckeyeblogger

And Levin said what of Roberts?


47 posted on 10/03/2005 7:19:25 AM PDT by LS (CNN is the Amtrak of news)
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To: msnimje
Simply put, she is NOT QUALIFIED.

It will be interesting to see what kind of rating the American Bar Association assigns to Ms Miers.

48 posted on 10/03/2005 7:19:43 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The democRATS are near the tipping point.)
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To: MAD-AS-HELL

"I don't get no respect!"


49 posted on 10/03/2005 7:20:10 AM PDT by RockinRight (What part of ILLEGAL immigration do they not understand?)
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To: pabianice

I'm afraid Miers will be easily confirmed. After the required Dimocrat/liberal blustering and document-demanding, of course.


50 posted on 10/03/2005 7:20:28 AM PDT by citizen (History shows Muslims are Jihadists....The real radical Muslims are the live-and-let-live moderates.)
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