Skip to comments.Who Is Harriet Miers?
Posted on 10/03/2005 5:19:55 AM PDT by Former Military Chick
Oct. 3, 2005 Harriet Ellan Miers is White House counsel and was formerly President Bush's personal lawyer in Texas. She first served in the White House as staff secretary and was deputy chief of staff before she was named counsel upon Alberto Gonzales' transition to attorney general.
When he was the governor of Texas, Bush once publicly introduced Miers as a "pit bull in size 6 shoes."
Born and raised in Dallas, Miers earned her undergraduate degree in mathematics and her law degree from Southern Methodist University. In addition to her legal career, she served one term on the Dallas City Council.
Miers, 60, broke barriers for women throughout her career. She reportedly was the first woman hired by the prestigious Dallas law firm Locke Purnell Boren Laney & Neely, where she became a successful commercial litigator. She also became the first female president of the Dallas Bar Association in 1985 and was the first woman elected president of the Texas Bar Association in 1992.
Miers met Bush in the 1980s, according to published reports, and she was counsel for his 1994 campaign for governor. He appointed her chair of the Texas Lottery Commission in 1995.
Miers then was president of Locke, Purnell, Rain & Harrell and co-managing partner of Locke Liddell & Sapp before she joined the White House in 2001.
In addition, Miers was named one of the Top 50 Most Influential Lawyers by the National Law Journal in 1998, and she received numerous other awards from groups including the Dallas Women Lawyers Association, the Anti-Defamation League and the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers.
Sounds like a post-menopausal Souter. I think I'm going to be sick.
Might be this http://www.exodusministriesinc.com/
"At best Miers maintains the balance of the Court, and that is best case scenario. "
I don't understand that statement. Do you mean you are happy with the political direction of the Supreme Court for the last few years?
#1. When she contributed to Gore in 1988, he was pro choice.
#2. Where in the heck do you get your information that she's pro abortion? I've seen absolutely NOTHING to confirm that particular lie being put out by the malcontents and complainers.
Howard Dean has praised her in the past. This is probably bad news, but democrats have been known to flip[flop occasionally.
"Looks like a lot of Democrats are going to be forced to publicly smear a woman."
Since when do the Democrats get FORCED into publicly smeaaring anyone, including a women. The Scumbags have no LOW!!
CNN reports she was on the Democrat Senator's list of "acceptable" nominees.
We have to ensure she is strictly scrutinized.
You and me and countless others.
Bush just doomed the Republican Party back to minority status. Which may not be a bad thing in the long run. Short run, get ready for the liberal takeover.
Personally, I am finished with them.
President George H. Bush did nt know Souter before appointing him to the Supreme Court, while President George W. Bush knows Miers very well. Big difference.
Why don't you post a link to your comment that Howard Dean praised her in the past. We'll wait.
No, I'm saying certaintly she doesn't push the Court to the right of O'Connor, and lets hope to God she doesn't push it to the left.
Best case scenario for Miers is maintaining the balance, lets hope we at least accomplish this.
The signs on this one are very bad. Roberts - still effectively unknown - looks like a conservative's dream compared to this one. Government careerist with several red flags indicating a high probability of a severe left turn on the bench - no thanks.
Wonder if the next thing from the MSM will be yet another friend of President Bush chosen for a high position, cronyism and all that.
Gore was "pro-life" in 1988.
Ok, so how many true conservative Senators can we get to vote with the RATs and derail this miscarriage (abortion?) of Justice?
Can't wait for Kennedy to laber her a racist.