Skip to comments.Top Bush Supporters Set to Launch Anti-Miers Ad Campaign
Posted on 10/25/2005 10:55:57 AM PDT by bigsky
A 30-second TV ad is set to air tomorrow, Wednesday, that some believe may be as effective at helping stop the Harriett Miers confirmation as the Swift Boat ads were in helping stop John Kerry.
BetterJustice.org, a conservative grass-roots organization, created and funded the hard-hitting anti-Miers (but pro-Bush) ad. The organization's board of directors includes several otherwise staunch Republican stalwarts, such as David Frum and Linda Chavez.
"Miers is no more qualified to sit on the Supreme Court than I am to be a sumo wrestler!" So stated the so very un-sumo-like Ann Coulter.
Video on Human Events Online
(Excerpt) Read more at humaneventsonline.com.edgesuite.net ...
And you don't think that the nominee will face a vote in the Senate. That is a de facto election my bushbot friend.
Blame the Founders...it was their idea.
If she turns out to be an activist for womens' rights, as her past support her quotas suggest, you will be watching her for many many years since she can't be removed from the high court save for murder or bribery of some sort.
Don't forget Carville's wife Mary M.
Really you can blame the republican senate that went along with the Ginsberg rule.
She has "spoken," in a sense. Have you read that material? If no, why not?
Harriet Miers Answers to Senate Questions (FULL TRANSCRIPT -- 57 pages)
Senators (Specter & Leahy) Say Miers' Answers Insufficient
Miers is a strict constructionist (more of the questionnaire)
Excerpts from Miers' Senate Questionnaire
The website, http://www.confirmthem.com/ has a wealth of information, as well as comments, analysis and opinion by those who have taken the time to read Ms. Miers' writing.
I've read and critiqued parts of it. ...
First cut at Miers' Answer to Senate Questionairre ...
50 posted on 10/18/2005 6:01:57 PM EDT by Cboldt
29 posted on 10/18/2005 12:31:00 PM EDT by Cboldt
65 posted on 10/25/2005 9:50:57 AM EDT by Cboldt
And if the Senate is to so judge the nominee, does the nominee not deserve the oppotunity to stand before the body, and give testimony and explanations for those things that we DO know aout her? Does Harriet Miers get to EXPLAIN her position on affirmative action law?
Susan Faludi, Gloria Steinem, Shulamith Firestone, Catherine MacKinnon, Naomi Wolf, Andrea Dworkin, Betty Friedan, Eleanor Smeal, ad nauseam.
Stop playing victim and attract voters. I've voted GOP since I was able to vote.
"Have you even read any of her writings or are you just looking at what the NRO has been putting out?"
What are the good writings that I should be reading? I read David Brooks discussion and her writings were, to be charitable, not great.
awwwww, you said the s word.
Why? Bork was nominated because he did a hell of a lot of work over many years to prove his extraordinary qualifications to the world. Miers was nominated because she proved herself to George Bush. Bork probably believes that his nomination was for merit, hers for cronyism.
Also, Bush's negative comments in 1999 about "Slouching Towards Gomorrah" might be a factor.
Even better than the Volokh Conspiracy.
The people have the right to lobby the president to rescind the nomination. There is nothing wrong with that.
This occurs all the time when president's float names and see how the reaction is. If the reaction is bad, the president claims that it was a false rumor and the person wasn't under consideration.
Bush was politically foolish by skipping this step.
I was responding to someone who said that Borks opinion of Myers should be discounted because he couldn't get himself on the SC himself, so I don't disagree with you one iota. We would live in quite a different country had he been confirmed.
Yes and those Senators will not base their decision on the NRO or Frums anonymous sources...that's why they have to come out with the ads...
They are losing... even after all everyone has been telling you, the base is still behind Bush and Miers.
Start reading some of the reports coming out of the GOP with an open mind, it might help.
The Ginsberg rule has been the standard since the beginning. Only since Chucky Schumer announced he would now consider a candidate's ideology did this become a life or death political football game.
That's WHY a Reagan would pick an O'Connor...they used to try and leave politics out of it and pick the best qualified no matter the party.
The Founders had nothing whatsoever to do with the hearings or the confirmation process. That was all I was talking about, though you are correct, it applies to when/if she gets confirmed as well.
This is my problem with the whole debate. I used to respect the above mentioned (Frum to a lesser degree) and now I see them stepping on top of each other to see which can make the nastiest comment or spin the weakest allegation into the whole cloth of hatred and derision. They are feeding on each other and I hope they soon devour each other whole.
Miers is nominated and Bush (thank God) is not a man to back down so I don't see her name being withdrawn. It will be up to the Senate to examine the nominee and except or reject her for the proper reasons if they have the courage.
To elaborate further, the hearings are just a glorified interview. The nominee can refuse to say anything definitive. She will just respond by how she was coached.
Unless she is a total idiot, the hearings won't reveal anything useful. The problem is that she doesn't have a judicial track record to examine.
If a college was looking to hire a new coach and the contract was for life, don't you think that they would go with something that has a track record as a head coach? If the contract was just for 4 years, then the school could take a gamble with someone without any head coaching experience but interviewed well.
Why roll the dice with something this important? It's not like a judicial track record is going to appear if she makes it to the hearings. She is what she is.
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