Skip to comments.My "Dear George" Letter
Posted on 10/07/2005 9:10:28 AM PDT by Sabramerican
My "Dear George" Letter
Sorry, George, but you lost me at Harriet. When a reporter asked you Oct. 4 if Harriet Miers was the most qualified possible candidate for the U.S. Supreme Court and you answered, "Yes þ I picked the best person I could find" and you did it with a straight face that was it.
I'm done. Check, please! I'm outta here.
I am no longer a George W. Bush supporter. As a conservative, I have been bitch-slapped by this man for the last time. Those suffering from "Battered Conservative's Syndrome" will no doubt make excuses and find some reason to stay with this serial abuser of our principles, but not me. I have had enough.
I've had enough of defending a "conservative" president who has spent money faster and grown government bigger than any president since LBJ. I've had enough of a "conservative" who refuses to do anything to secure our borders, and whose only plan to stop illegal immigration is to hand out temporary worker permits to create even MORE future illegals.
And George, when you look me in the eye and throw me a good old-fashioned Bill Clinton "I did not have sex with that woman" line like Harriet Miers is the most qualified person in America for the Supreme Court þ buddy, you're on your own.
It's bad enough that she's hardly conservative and has no record of achievement. Mr. President, making an affirmative-action appointment of an unqualified crony to one of the highest offices of the land is wrong, no matter what your politics. It's not just a mistake. It is shameful. You should be ashamed of yourself.
The fact that you aren't is the reason you just lost me.
Again and again, watching you throw tax dollars around like a drunken teenager at a New Orleans strip joint, I've told myself, "Stick with George, because he gets the big ones right." And the biggest of the "big ones" has always been rescuing America from an out-of-control, activist Supreme Court. You promised me a Scalia. Instead, you're sticking me with a "sistah," a woman whose qualifications for the Supreme Court begin and end in her brassiere.
She's no Scalia. She's no Thomas. She's not even a Ginsburg or a Souter. She's a joke FEMA's Michael Brown in a skirt. In fact, that's an insult to Brown, who had at least some experience as a judge, if only at horse shows.
Your nomination of Harriet Miers is an insult to the court, to conservatives and to any American who cares about competence. She's an utterly unqualified crony who has never sat on the bench, never written on constitutional issues, never been involved in a single significant issue or overseen an important case. According to you, Mr. President, she's been your attorney off and on for 10 years, and you've never once discussed the issue of abortion and the Constitution!
Good grief, my mailman and I have had that conversation.
George, you have done more than merely betray your conservative supporters. You have embarrassed us. You have made incompetence and cronyism part of the conservative character. You kept CIA director George Tenet after the worst terrorist attack in American history occurred on his watch. You kept Michael "Best In Show" Brown in a job at FEMA he was never qualified to do. And now you're giving the Dallas Library Lady a seat on the highest court in the land and telling us, "Trust me, I know she's good"?
Sorry, no dice.
Trust you? You just went on TV and told me that Harriet Miers is the most qualified person in America to sit on the Supreme Court! C'mon George, even Harriet's MOM doesn't believe that.
And now we find out that, in addition to giving campaign checks to Al Gore, Miers chaired an American Bar Association panel that recommended legalization of gay adoption and American participation in the International Criminal Court both liberal positions that you oppose. So mediocre is the Miers pick that your supporters have already fallen back to the "Don't worry, we'll probably get another pick before Bush is gone" defense.
Mr. President, if you honestly believe that Harriet Miers is the most qualified candidate, then you wouldn't be qualified to be president.
But you don't believe it, and you know it. The question is "why?" You've got 55 Republicans in the Senate, you had a dozen well-qualified conservative candidates you could have chosen from, several of them women. Why pick an incompetent crony when you held all the cards?
I fear that, when all the layers are pulled away, we will find that your answer will be "because I wanted to." You knew it would leave conservatives disappointed and despondent; you know she's a second-rate nominee at best; but in your heart you are what I've always feared you were: a Bushie, a spoiled, rich-kid president's son who has spent your life doing what you wanted whenever you wanted and making sure everyone else knows it. The more people complained about cronyism, the more determined you were to shove one down our throats.
Well, Mr. President, you've certainly made that perfectly clear. You've told my fellow conservatives and me that you don't need us. That's fine, George, because we don't need you.
I'm done. I'm off the team. I have gone from a George Bush believer who reluctantly criticized you when necessary to an avowed critic who will support your positions when I can, but not your presidency.
Harriet Miers, "The best possible nominee?" That's like saying "George W. Bush, the best possible Republican president."
What a joke.
This should be good.
I feel your pain, but hang in there...
Fine Mike, sorry to see you go. aaa where you going anyway?
Everybody has to get into the act. ENOUGH.
OK so pick up all your toys and go home. Now what?
Well, I am definitely NOT voting for George W. Bush in 2008!;))
Oh, please....'drama kings' exist too....
George Bush kills terrorists dead, so he's got that going for him. Which is nice.
THAT'S going to leave a mark.
The ony good terrorist is a dead terrorist.
It was good! Thanks for posting it.
Anticipating anxiously original thought in responses: "elitist", "snob", "moonbat", "DU troll", "Ivy League", did I forget anything?
I disagree with a lot GWB does, but where you gonna go. Vite Libertarian and lose your vote. Vote Democrat and vote against America. Don't vote and you have failed to cancel a vote against America. I know many Dems are not against America, but they vote that way anyway. Too bad.
Great rant. It scares me that I found myself nodding in agreement all the way through it.
Make that about 48 Republicans and 7 RINOs. That makes it a VERY weak majority. At leat five of the RINOs will vote with the 'Rats against any judge who can be proven to be conservative.
Why was this guy a "recent hero"?
That which you do not know, must be bad/evil/wrong/unacceptable.
I believe there is just as much of a chance that Harriet Miers could be the anti-souter that we all long for as not.
You, like most other people have asked only that people give you a chance in life. Why are you so unwilling to return the favor?
Well, I'm not that angry. But she damn well better show me something in the hearings, or I will be.
He's got some very valid points.
There's a lot that's happened that makes me feel very "sold out" as a conservative. Bush is still a Republican, but not a conservative and that's where my loyalty lies - with the ideology, not the party.
Oh how the Democrats must LOVE this.
This is getting to be absurd. I hope little Harriet gets up there and makes fools out of all of these loud mouthed, over the top "pundits".
Well, sometimes the holders of high offices such as the presidency do things that pass our poor understanding. I understand your complaint, but if you look throughout history you will see these actions over and over again on the part of our elected officials. Never fall in love with a politician, they will break your heart every time.
Support the policies you like, criticize the policies you don't like. And one more thing Michael, why did you not take this opportunity to tell us who you would have liked? So we could tell you what might be wrong with your choice.
Are you REAL Michael Graham? So now you are what? a spoiled kid that has lost his toys.... grow up DS.
Oh, don't let the door hit you in the "hinney".
Anyone who writes a column and characterizes themselves as "bitch-slapped", by President Bush, no less, has lost any credibility they may have possessed.
I'm sure this letter will keep Bush awake at night. NOT!
I stopped reading right there, d@mn crybabies are as bad as the DUmocrats. Maybe he can be get a group hug at Camp Cindy.
Nicely said, Mike.
It should scare you. Seek help.
Maybe its because I never "loved" Bush in the first place. If people have been caught up in a cult of personality, then thats their fault.
Maybe its because of my libertarian roots, and the fact that I have never seen one party as the good guy, and the other as the bad guy (although one is certainly "gooder" than the other, thats for sure).
I don't get it I guess, maybe that makes me a worse conservative than those crying over unspilt milk. I am hopefully optimistic, I _TRY_ to be overall, because that is not my nature (as a former Democrat, I can tell you that with certainty). I'll wait for the hearings to make my final call.
exactly... is he from the ghetto or what?
WAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!! boo hoo
The pick was disrespecful to conservatives, the court and the lowly liberal alike. George moved into the placeholder President category with that pick.
By the way I hear the press saying the washington elites are against this pick and the grass roots supports the pres,,well in my close circle of friends its everything from a head scratch to depression, to NON-Support. Not like George cares though right?
George kills terrorists dead! BUMP
That's the crux of the problem. Not voting fails to cancel a vote for that liberal Kerry, but voting Repub means yet one more vote for that liberal Bush. So which'll it be? "Bad for America," or "Slightly less bad for America"?
This is real stupied.
If Bush nominated a real right winger for the Supreme Court do you think the real left wingers will except? No, the nomination will be knocked down.
The best Bush can do is get a moderate Republican and hope for the best.
i know, that was sort of my feeling. he is entitled to that reaction, glad he got it off his chest, but so what? will he be like Bill Kristol and try to get on the MSM somewhere where he can allow himself to be used to bat the President around a bit. will that make him feel better? satisfy some primal urge?
I don't know Michael Graham but I notice he never uses the term "President Bush." That leads me to wonder whether he really respected the President before this new issue.
A hero for what?
incosequential, boring, irrelevant,unclever, self important etc etc.
Not only that, but as Mark Levin has so eloquently pointed out, the Republican rebels led by John McCain will not support the "nuclear" option. Bush knows that too.
Exactly. So what do you do, nominate a "sure thing" well known and pedigreed moderate, who you know is gonna screw you at least half the time, if not more. Or do you nominate someone YOU KNOW will be on your side the large majority of the time, but who is unknown and not a judicial blue-blood.
Bush has chosen the latter, here's to hoping it works.(x)
Agreed, cyn. I could take apart this tripe of a letter right now, if I had the time and were not at work (and if I felt the need to preach to the choir, cause he sure won't read it)...but I'm reminded of what Rush recently quoted someone as telling him: "Don't argue with a fool, lest a casual observer not know the difference between you.")
No self-respecting Republican OR conservative would say such a thing.
This is self-promoting BS.
I remember 2000 when my nephew told me I had no choice but to vote for George. "Just think how you'll feel," he said, "when Gore starts filling up Supreme Court vacancies. At least Bush will do what's right." Gee, I'm so glad I didn't "waste" my vote.