Skip to comments.E-mail I just received from Ken Mehlman ("Harriet Miers Needs Your Help!!")
Posted on 10/03/2005 8:29:40 AM PDT by Gunder
Today, President Bush announced his choice to succeed Justice Sandra Day O'Connor as the next Supreme Court Justice: Harriet Miers. Ms. Miers is the third woman to be nominated for the Supreme Court, and like Justice O'Connor is a legal trailblazer. Ms. Miers is an extremely well-qualified and fair-minded individual who is committed to interpreting the law instead of legislating from the bench.
President Bush selected Ms. Miers after embarking on a thorough and deliberate thought process. This confirmation however promises to be much more contentious than the confirmation of Judge John Roberts. Before Ms. Miers was even announced many Democrat groups said they would oppose her. They have no interest in giving Ms. Miers a fair hearing or vote. They are promising to throw every punch, make every accusation and pressure every Senator to oppose this nominee no matter what her qualifications may be. We have to be prepared to counter their actions and that is why Harriet Miers needs your help.
To ensure Ms. Miers is confirmed by the U.S. Senate, I need you to do three things.
1. Call your Senators. Tell them Harriet Miers has your support and deserves theirs.
2. Sign our petition in support of the timely confirmation of Harriet Miers.
3. Call talk radio, write a letter to the editor of your local paper and tell your friends and neighbors why you support the President's choice.
Harriet Miers has a record that demonstrates a commitment to faithfully applying the Constitution. For more information on the nominee, go to www.gop.com.
In the coming years and decades, the decisions the Supreme Court makes will greatly affect all of our lives. We need a jurist on the court who will not legislate from the bench, who will approach cases with an open mind and who will be fair. Ms. Miers is that jurist. Call your Senators. Tell them to vote yes on the confirmation of Harriet Miers.
Ken Mehlman, RNC Chairman
Tell me WHY I should support her...and then I'll support her.
Ummm, I don't think so. Her nomination is total BS.
Sorry Ken, not this time.
Please send an e-mail back, a scathing one.
I'm not on that mailing lise.
committed to interpreting the law instead of legislating from the bench
As conservatives we complain when when Dems nominate far-left candidates. Why should we complain when Bush nominates a candidate who (according to the administration) will be a strict constructionist?
SCOTUS is not a political body. We should not be concerned with a particular candidates political or social leanings. We should be concerned with whether or not they can read and interpret the CLEAR LANGUAGE of the Constitution of the United States.
Record? I want:
Dear Ken Melman,
Take me off your list and jump in a lake.
My response to Ken Mehlman:
I don't have to worry. I am pretty sure my two Senators (Lautenberg and Corzine) will vote the right way on this one. Then again, GW might have found someone even they can love.
If Republican senators vote against this nominee it will convince me that they understand that this was a sad mistake on the President's part.
Ken Mehlman, RiNoC Chairman
Please, oh PLEASE ask me for donations this election season!
You scumbag pukes at the RNC are going to get an earful this time around.
I'll give money to conservative primary candidates but not one peso to the backstabbing Repub party.
No. I don not support Ms. Miers. I am asking my senators to vote against her.
I've got one. Our President, who has yet to tell his constituents a lie, believes she will interpret the Constitution as written. He has known her for over ten years. That is what I require in a Supreme Court justice.
I trusted him in the WOT, Iraq, tax cuts. He has brought integrity back to the office. Why should I not believe him now?
Oh ye of little faith.
If that is indeed true then she'll be fine. But there's no proof.
I'm calling my Senators....Telling them to distance themselves as quickly from an imploding GW. He has finally stepped off the deep end. Any continued support for W is a vote for a Dim majority in the next election.
The same claim was made for David "Gerbil Stuffer" Souter by Bush '41. I'm skeptical the second time around. No evidence. No support.
I'll donate to Mike Pence. I'll donate to Ken Blackwell. I'll donate to Tom Coburn.
Not the RNC.
cant wait to hear what elrushbo has to say about this
Gerbil Stuffer? Have you heard stories?
She doesn't have my support.
I would have been pleased if Bush had made qualification a higher priority than gender.
Oh? How are we supposed to know that? Help me out here.
"committed to interpreting the law instead of legislating from the bench."
These were just about the exact words George Bush #1 said when selecting Souter for the Supreme Court.
C-Span showed old film clips last night, and I watched some of the Souter nomination.
Forgive me if I'm skeptical hearing the same words about Miers.
Souter is definitely a "confirmed bachelor" and purportedly the model for the closet homosexual Supreme Court justice in The Pelican Brief by John Grisham.
Uhhhh...don't think so.
Mr. RNC you tell me why the President walked past all those great conservatives judges for this woman. No more blind support. You may have just lost the base. No support unless you clearly define who she is.
P.S. The base is pissed right now.
Ken, Ken, Ken....do you want me to lie?
See we had the same thought. You beat me to it!
Well, I have always suspected that he "plays for the other team."
November, 2006, will not be pretty for the Republicans if the base stays home. Why would George Bush alienate the base? I can't figure that out. Don't look for a lot of help from the troops, Ken.
1) Never vetoed a spending bill (or any other bill).
2) Has completely abandoned our southern border.
3) Increased federal spending on education and expanded federal involvement in education curriculum.
4) Signed the appalling "Campaign Finance Reform" bill into law, thereby limiting freedom of speech.
5) Has not proposed one single budget cut.
Sorry, Kenny Boy. No can do.
Great FReeper minds think alike. ;-)
I got this email and replied that he has lost his mind if he thinks I will support this lame pick.
Souter got "mugged" last year in the "stylish" neighborhood of DuPont Circle in D.C. where he was "jogging".
Ah, so innocent, so naieve. If you believe political or social leanings don't matter, then we can do business. I have this bridge, see and...
Hey Ken, my mama has donated money to Dems, volunteered for the Red Cross and Meals on Wheels. She's a devoted grandmother. I know that she's a compassionate lady. Does that make her a well-qualified candidate for SCOTUS?
Even *I* was smart enough not to vote for, nor contribute to, the Rat party in the '80's and I haven't even been to law school! Come to think of it, I haven't supported a Rat EVER.
No thanks, Mr. President. Right now I'm busy cleaning my pitchfork.
I mean, he's GONNA say that, right? I don't believe him.
And the tax cuts aren't all that meaningful when he has continued to spend us into a deeper and deeper hole. I said it when Reagan was president and I'll say it again. Borrow and Borrow, spend and spend, is not a legitimate replacement for Tax and Tax, spend and spend.
And the spending in Reagans time looks tame next to what they're spending today. And we haven't had inflation since then either, so it shouldn't be that much different.
Then there was Souters' "Night Out" in the park at 4:00 a.m.