Skip to comments.Franck & Miers (Mark Levin's take on Harriet Miers)
Posted on 10/03/2005 7:04:43 AM PDT by buckeyeblogger
Franck & Miers [Mark R. Levin 10/03 09:50 AM] I understand Matt's point, as he's written so eloquently about it many times. But, in truth, we already know what's going on here, and that the president, despite a magnificent farm team from which to choose a solid nominee, chose otherwise. Miers was chosen for two reasons and two reasons alone: 1. she's a she; 2. she's a long-time Bush friend. Otherwise, there's nothing to distinguish her from thousands of other lawyers. And holding a high post in the Bar, which the White House seems to be touting, is like holding a high position in any professional organization. But it reveals nothing about the nominee's judicial philosophy. There are many top officials in the Bar who I wouldn't trust to handle a fender-bender. Also, early in his term, the president singled out the Bar for its partisan agenda and excluded it from a formal role in judicial selection. The president said he would pick a candidate like Antonin Scalia or Clarence Thomas, and he did not. We all know of outstanding individuals who fit that bill, and they were once again passed over. Even David Souter had a more compelling resume that Miers.
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She'll be confirmed easily.
The link doesn't work.
Yes, but was she there as long as Mike Brown was with the Arabian Horse Association? Bush sure knows how to pick the best and the brightest, eh?
All I can think about is the tens of thousands of volunteers who worked their asses off for months to elect Bush. For this???
Yes, and he's going to take a large chunk of the House and Senate Republicans with him.
Of course she will be confirmed. Get a grip.
Really? He sure fooled me. I thought he was a race pimp.
I was utterly shocked in December 2004 when GWB started with his immigration shamnesty. At that point I had never ever had such a bad case of buyers' remorse.
When you're done pass the barf bag over here...
Al Sharpton surprised me by refusing to speak at a Black Musilm event, saying he could not because he is a Christian.
Your time for gambling was over in 2004 when you voted for President Bush. That's when you assessed the situation and decided that Dubya was the man you wanted in the Whitehouse because you believed what he had to say about the war, the future of the courts, and the country in general. Dubya is not gambling because he has known this woman for 10 years. He is the president and he gets to choose his nominees.
For all you know, in 5 years you may just be crowing that a president needs to be nominating people along the lines of Scalia, Thomas, and Meirs.
Huh? That is not leadership. Pick a conservative jurist and fight for them, dammit. That's why the thousands of volunteers gave up their lives in 2004 to re-elect this man. Not for wimpy "sacrificies", not for milquetoast moderates his father would appoint.
Well, if Sharpton said that to the Black Muslims, then he goes up a few notches in my book. That does take some guts. At least he's a Christian race pimp.
Put Miers into the pool with Brown, Luttig, McConnell, Alito, Bathelder and Jones and you find in relation to these WELL QUALIFIED candidates she is not even on their level.
When nominated to be an Associate Justice, William Rhenquist was also accused of not being "distinguished enough".
To which Richard Nixon replied, "Put a f-cking robe on him. Then he'll be distinguished".
What did they know and when did they know it?
No, you were supporting the claim that she is a Christian with a number of irrelevant arguments and facts. That's what I was responding to, not any knowledge, or lack of knowledge I might have about her.
Even in this latest post, you are responding with more irrelevant statements.
Because Bush knows what everyone around here seems to ignore: An openly-conservative judge with a paper trail cannot be confirmed by this Senate, regardless of qualifications. The organized Left, aided and abetted by PAW, PP, NARAL, and dozens of 527 organizations will kill any such nominee using the Media as a megaphone for their hysteria. We (Conservatives) don't have the votes in a Senate with 45 Dems plus 7 or so RINO's afraid to take on the abortion lobby. And don't kid yourselves, folks: that's what this battle is all about.
I just read on NRO that Jay Sekulow approves of her. Says he's worked with her and knows her. I can't get to NRO right now to give you the link, it keeps giving me no data.
Apart from the F-bomb, that's funny. I absolutely, positively hate the F-bomb.
[Kathryn Jean Lopez 10/03 09:57 AM]
Jay Sekulow joins Leonard Leo:
(Washington, DC) The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), specializing in constitutional law said today that Harriet Miers, the nominee named by President Bush for a seat on the Supreme Court of the United States, is an excellent choice who represents the conservative mainstream of judicial philosophy of interpreting the Constitution, not re-writing it.
Once again, President Bush showed exceptional judgment in naming Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court to replace Justice OConnor, said Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the ACLJ, who argues regularly before the high court and has a pro-life protest case at the high court this term. At a time when the high court is facing some of the most critical issues of the day including a number of cases dealing directly with abortion and life issues the person who replaces Justice OConnor is critical. Harriet Miers is an excellent choice with an extraordinary record of service in the legal community and is certain to approach her work on the high court with a firm commitment to follow the Constitution and the rule of law. I have been privileged to work with her in her capacity as White House counsel. She is bright, thoughtful, and a consummate professional and I enthusiastically endorse her nomination.
Sekulow added: We look forward to a speedy confirmation process and will work aggressively to ensure that Harriet Miers gets full and fair consideration before the Senate. We call on members of the Senate to reject the partisan political rhetoric and focus on the judicial philosophy of this conservative mainstream nominee.
Sekulow said the ACLJ will begin mobilizing a national campaign to ensure that Miers is confirmed. Sekulow said he will generate support for the nominee through his daily radio broadcast that reaches 1.5 million listeners, through his weekly television show, by using direct mail, phone calls, and emails to a list approaching one million supporters.
We know the intentions of the liberal left to do anything possible to derail this nominee, said Sekulow. We are prepared to meet those challenges head on and ensure that this battle ends with the confirmation of Harriet Miers as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
If we were going to take a position on this divisive issue, the members should have been able to vote.