Skip to comments.Laura Bush: Harriet Miers' Critics Sexist
Posted on 10/11/2005 8:00:17 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
First Lady Laura Bush said Tuesday that some of the criticism of her husband's Supreme Court nominee, Harriet Miers, could be driven by sexism.
Asked by NBC "Today Show" host Matt Lauer if sexism was behind the attacks on Miers, Mrs. Bush said: "That's possible. I think that's possible."
"I think people are not looking at her accomplishments. They're not realizing that she was the first elected woman to be the head of the Texas Bar Association, for instance. And all the other things. She was the first woman managing partner of a major law firm. She was the first woman hired by her law firm."
Mrs. Bush said her persoanl interaction with Miers left her very impressed.
"I know Harriet well." she told NBC. "I know how accomplished she is. I know how many times she has broken the glass ceiling. She's a role model for young women around our country. Not only that - she's very deliberate and thoughtful and will bring dignity to wherever she goes - and certainly to the Supreme Court.
I think it would be SEXIST to nominate her on these qualifications being her biggest accomplishments.
Yes, those who championed the nominations of Janice Rogers Brown, and Priscilla Owen to the Appellate Courts just have to be sexist now in this case.
I'm a woman who just turned down a Board of Directors position, and a new job because I like playing after making it.
I believe I am fully qualified to critique this woman. Raising the "sexist" flag is as bad as the "racist" flag run up with regularity at any and all criticism.
I find it highly suspect to nominate this woman in place of other more highly qualified conservative jurists.
Give me a break.
I don't understand the White House for the past week or so. Especially the First Lady's comments and the comments by the spokesman last week that got the ball rolling with the "elitist" tag.
On a personal level, I wrote some thoughts out on the Saturday before the stunning announcement..nothing special:
Not exactly a sexist arguement.
So, the MSM asks a leading question (when did you stop beating W, Mrs. Bush?), and we're surprised when she says "that's possible"???? In some cases, it may is possible. After all, Ms. Miers will need a gut of steel to withstand the slings and arrows about her looks, her age, her bra size, her hair, makeup, etc.
She didnt say they were, she said it was possible, a little bit of difference there and a misleading title there.
Already a thread on it: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1500406/posts
But that one is not Newsmax.
One can post the same topic again, as long as it is from a different source.
True, it is somewhat misleading. Laura Bush should never have eevn bothered to answer Matt's question. As was stated previously, it was a leading question, not worthy of comment. But she did respond, and no proof to back up what she thought was apparently a possibility.
To even think that conservatives all across America who supported the nomination of women like Janice Rogers Brown and Priscalla Owen might now be sexist is ludicrous.
It's almost as if they're trying to make Hillary the next President.
Not to mention:
written by one of FR's own - me!
My opinion of her is dropping precipitously.
Playing the ol' gender card.
What a nation victims we've all become.
Alma maters of Miers critics:
George Will--Oxford/ Princeton
Pat Buchanan--Georgetown/ Columbia
Mrs. Bush, over here on the conservative side we are free to be racist homophobes sexist troglodytes if we so choose. Or are you and your husband so far removed from us now that you cannot remember?
The gender card.
Look at post #13.
As it says there: playing the gender card.
Mrs. Bush didn't say Miers' critics were sexist. She said sexism was a possible explanation for the attacks.
Does anyone see the difference?