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E-mail I just received from Ken Mehlman ("Harriet Miers Needs Your Help!!")
rnc.com | Ken Mehlman

Posted on 10/03/2005 8:29:40 AM PDT by Gunder

Dear ------,

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.

Sincerely,

Ken Mehlman, RNC Chairman


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1 posted on 10/03/2005 8:29:45 AM PDT by Gunder
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To: Gunder

Tell me WHY I should support her...and then I'll support her.


2 posted on 10/03/2005 8:32:14 AM PDT by peyton randolph (Warning! It is illegal to fatwah a camel in all 50 states)
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To: Gunder

Ummm, I don't think so. Her nomination is total BS.


3 posted on 10/03/2005 8:33:14 AM PDT by Matthius Freewill
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To: Gunder
Harriet Miers Needs Your Help!!

No kidding.
4 posted on 10/03/2005 8:33:26 AM PDT by July 4th (A vacant lot cancelled out my vote for Bush.)
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To: Gunder

Sorry Ken, not this time.


5 posted on 10/03/2005 8:33:55 AM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: Gunder

Please send an e-mail back, a scathing one.

I'm not on that mailing lise.


6 posted on 10/03/2005 8:34:16 AM PDT by TitansAFC ("It would be a hard government that should tax its people 1/10th part of their income."-Ben Franklin)
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To: Matthius Freewill
Her nomination is total BS.

Agreed.

7 posted on 10/03/2005 8:35:27 AM PDT by Mini-14
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To: gopwinsin04
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I have yet to see a reason to support this person. Sorry, my support is based on principle not just because she is nominated by a Republican President.
8 posted on 10/03/2005 8:36:50 AM PDT by TXBSAFH (Free Traitors are communist China's modern day "Useful Idiots")
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To: peyton randolph
He did:

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.

9 posted on 10/03/2005 8:37:26 AM PDT by craig_eddy
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To: Gunder
Harriet Miers has a record that demonstrates a commitment to faithfully applying the Constitution.

Record? I want:

not:

10 posted on 10/03/2005 8:37:39 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (We were promised someone in the Scalia/Thomas mold. Instead we got a Dem approved Bush crony. :-()
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To: Gunder

Dear Ken Melman,

Take me off your list and jump in a lake.


11 posted on 10/03/2005 8:38:31 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (but no more kool aid)
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To: TXBSAFH

My response to Ken Mehlman:

http://www.JimGilchrist.com


12 posted on 10/03/2005 8:39:58 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Put Principle Before Party. Support Minuteman Jim Gilchrist.)
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To: Gunder

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.


13 posted on 10/03/2005 8:40:51 AM PDT by Huck ("If people are disappointed, they have every reason to be." Mark Levin on GW's latest lame move.)
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To: Gunder
I'll send no money nor offer any support to the Republican Party until they demonstrate stronger commitment to Conservative values.

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.

14 posted on 10/03/2005 8:41:47 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Gunder

Ken Mehlman, RiNoC Chairman


15 posted on 10/03/2005 8:42:52 AM PDT by Agent Smith (Fallujah delenda est. (I wish))
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To: Matthius Freewill

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.


16 posted on 10/03/2005 8:44:36 AM PDT by jack308
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To: Gunder

No. I don not support Ms. Miers. I am asking my senators to vote against her.


17 posted on 10/03/2005 8:45:07 AM PDT by A. Morgan
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To: TXBSAFH

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.


18 posted on 10/03/2005 8:45:13 AM PDT by A.Hun ("I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do" Heinlein)
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To: Gunder
Sorry, but no chance. Send me a known Originalist or don't ask me for jack.
19 posted on 10/03/2005 8:46:01 AM PDT by Pukin Dog (Sans Reproache)
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To: craig_eddy

If that is indeed true then she'll be fine. But there's no proof.


20 posted on 10/03/2005 8:46:26 AM PDT by RockinRight (What part of ILLEGAL immigration do they not understand?)
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To: Gunder

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.


21 posted on 10/03/2005 8:47:26 AM PDT by devane617
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To: craig_eddy
committed to interpreting the law instead of legislating from the bench

The same claim was made for David "Gerbil Stuffer" Souter by Bush '41. I'm skeptical the second time around. No evidence. No support.

22 posted on 10/03/2005 8:47:40 AM PDT by peyton randolph (Warning! It is illegal to fatwah a camel in all 50 states)
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To: jack308

I'll donate to Mike Pence. I'll donate to Ken Blackwell. I'll donate to Tom Coburn.

Not the RNC.


23 posted on 10/03/2005 8:47:59 AM PDT by RockinRight (What part of ILLEGAL immigration do they not understand?)
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To: peyton randolph

cant wait to hear what elrushbo has to say about this


24 posted on 10/03/2005 8:48:43 AM PDT by ElRushbo (Harley Riders against Elton John)
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To: peyton randolph

Gerbil Stuffer? Have you heard stories?


25 posted on 10/03/2005 8:48:51 AM PDT by RockinRight (What part of ILLEGAL immigration do they not understand?)
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To: A.Hun
Why should I? I have watched this president spend in a way the would appall even the most inebriated maritime spend thrift imaginable. You are right there are many things to admire about GW, but I have my doubts this nomination is one of them.
26 posted on 10/03/2005 8:49:19 AM PDT by TXBSAFH (Free Traitors are communist China's modern day "Useful Idiots")
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To: Gunder

She doesn't have my support.
I would have been pleased if Bush had made qualification a higher priority than gender.


27 posted on 10/03/2005 8:50:46 AM PDT by counterpunch
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To: Gunder
"Harriet Miers has a record that demonstrates a commitment to faithfully applying the Constitution."

Oh? How are we supposed to know that? Help me out here.

28 posted on 10/03/2005 8:50:52 AM PDT by moasicwolf
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To: Gunder

"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.


29 posted on 10/03/2005 8:51:13 AM PDT by Cedar
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To: RockinRight
Gerbil Stuffer? Have you heard stories?

Souter is definitely a "confirmed bachelor" and purportedly the model for the closet homosexual Supreme Court justice in The Pelican Brief by John Grisham.

30 posted on 10/03/2005 8:51:26 AM PDT by peyton randolph (Warning! It is illegal to fatwah a camel in all 50 states)
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To: Gunder

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.


31 posted on 10/03/2005 8:52:18 AM PDT by Shaka
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To: Gunder
1. Call your Senators. Tell them Harriet Miers has your support and deserves theirs.

Ken, Ken, Ken....do you want me to lie?

32 posted on 10/03/2005 8:52:21 AM PDT by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: peyton randolph

See we had the same thought. You beat me to it!


33 posted on 10/03/2005 8:52:49 AM PDT by Cedar
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To: peyton randolph

Well, I have always suspected that he "plays for the other team."


34 posted on 10/03/2005 8:53:04 AM PDT by RockinRight (What part of ILLEGAL immigration do they not understand?)
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To: Gunder
George Bush knocked the stuffing out of a big percentage of the Republican base this morning. Miers may be a conservative justice, but we won't know that by November, 2006.

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.

35 posted on 10/03/2005 8:53:54 AM PDT by Semi Civil Servant
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To: Gunder
Dear Ken,

No.

Sincerely,
Kacknor

36 posted on 10/03/2005 8:55:21 AM PDT by kAcknor (Don't flatter yourself.... It is a gun in my pocket.)
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To: A.Hun
I trusted him in the WOT, Iraq, tax cuts. He has brought integrity back to the office. Why should I not believe him now?

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.

37 posted on 10/03/2005 8:55:39 AM PDT by Maceman (Fake But Accurate)
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To: Gunder

Sorry, Kenny Boy. No can do.


38 posted on 10/03/2005 8:56:24 AM PDT by Don'tMessWithTexas
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To: Cedar

Great FReeper minds think alike. ;-)


39 posted on 10/03/2005 8:56:33 AM PDT by peyton randolph (Warning! It is illegal to fatwah a camel in all 50 states)
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To: Don'tMessWithTexas

I got this email and replied that he has lost his mind if he thinks I will support this lame pick.


40 posted on 10/03/2005 8:58:00 AM PDT by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds, a pessimist fears this is true.)
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To: RockinRight
Gerbil Stuffer? Have you heard stories?

Souter got "mugged" last year in the "stylish" neighborhood of DuPont Circle in D.C. where he was "jogging".

41 posted on 10/03/2005 8:58:13 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (but no more kool aid)
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To: Gunder
Harriet Mier's as Bush's choice for the SC is a "what 'ta hell" nomination ... it was tired, lazy choice. Others, younger and more qualified where given short shrift ... Laura Bush has been nagging George to appoint a women and he did ... one with only mediocre credentials, compared to others (not women) who would have been a better choice.
42 posted on 10/03/2005 8:58:47 AM PDT by BluH2o
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To: craig_eddy
SCOTUS is not a political body. We should not be concerned with a particular candidates political or social leanings.

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...

43 posted on 10/03/2005 8:58:50 AM PDT by johnb838 (Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice, moderation in pursuit of justice is no virtue. -- AuH2O)
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To: moasicwolf
Where's the record Ken?

Try again...

44 posted on 10/03/2005 8:59:14 AM PDT by Don'tMessWithTexas
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To: Gunder
Got the same e-mail and replied: No, not this time. I won't support a crony from a third rate law school on blind faith.
45 posted on 10/03/2005 8:59:33 AM PDT by CatoRenasci (Ceterum Censeo Arabiam Esse Delendam -- Forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit)
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To: Tennessean4Bush

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?


46 posted on 10/03/2005 9:02:54 AM PDT by Don'tMessWithTexas
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To: A.Hun

bump


47 posted on 10/03/2005 9:03:36 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Gunder

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.


48 posted on 10/03/2005 9:04:07 AM PDT by Humidston (It's Bush's fault)
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To: Cedar
"committed to interpreting the law instead of legislating from the bench."

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.

49 posted on 10/03/2005 9:04:36 AM PDT by johnb838 (Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice, moderation in pursuit of justice is no virtue. -- AuH2O)
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To: peyton randolph

Then there was Souters' "Night Out" in the park at 4:00 a.m.


50 posted on 10/03/2005 9:05:21 AM PDT by johnb838 (Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice, moderation in pursuit of justice is no virtue. -- AuH2O)
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