Skip to comments.Unwise Counsel - Why was the White House so unprepared for the Miers flak?
Posted on 10/22/2005 10:05:25 PM PDT by gpapa
BY GLENN HARLAN REYNOLDS
Sunday, October 23, 2005 12:01 a.m. EDT
The Bush administration has made two kinds of mistakes with the nomination of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court. One kind is substantive, the other procedural.
The substantive mistakes have to do with Ms. Miers's qualifications, including her current position. It's entirely possible, of course, that if confirmed, Ms. Miers will become a stellar Supreme Court justice; history has produced surprises before. Earl Warren, after all, was a politician, and expected to be easily manipulated by the court's brighter intellects. William J. Brennan Jr. was a state judge of no special reputation when Eisenhower nominated him, yet he so came to dominate the court that some observers referred to the early Rehnquist court as the "Brennan court." Perhaps Ms. Miers will prove a similar surprise, though conservatives may not find the examples of Warren and Brennan entirely comforting.
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Why were they unprepared? Because they expected the base to shut up and take it. Pucker up and kiss that GOP behind yet again. Too many of us rank and file had enough.
Goober says "heah"
The willing illegal worker/willing employer crap the other day finished it for me
Bush, Rove, and Card have apparently been WAY over-rated with regard to their allegedly sharp political instincts and savvy. This whole Miers mess has been like a cold glass of water in the face. For the first time, I am actually scared that Rove and Company are susceptible to getting outsmarted by the scumbag Democrats somewhere along the line. I never felt this way before.
> The willing illegal worker/willing employer crap the other day finished it for me
Oh but he SAYS he's gonna GET TOUGH on illegals. Grr. Ruff. Ooo, git back.
Aaaaany day now.
> For the first time, I am actually scared that Rove and Company are susceptible to getting outsmarted by the scumbag Democrats somewhere along the line.
Not outsmarted. Rove etc. are dropping the ball, and the Dimocrats are sometimes barely finding the sense to pick it up. We're just lucky as heck they're dumber than a bag of hammers.
Anyow, isn't this Andy Card's mess, not Rove's?
Look in the mirror and you'll see the real Gober Goober.
I'm starting to feel the same way! Somebody in the WH better do something fast!
Gubertor of Texas?
Well you've got to give them credit for winning in 2000. On the other hand Bush should of crushed the charisma challenged uber liberal Kerry. If it wasn't for the Swifties I'm not sure Bush would have won.
Funny...I was thinking you were the one in third grade for calling Bush Gober or whatever variant you were actually trying to use.
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