Skip to comments.Reid Urged Miers Selection (Dingy Harry says YA ! "
Posted on 10/03/2005 8:40:08 AM PDT by Para-Ord.45
The expected political brawl over President Bushs second Supreme Court nominee might not ever take place because it was a powerful Democrat, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, who had urged her selection.
The senator from Nevada first hinted that he thought highly of Miers shortly before Bush announced the nomination of John Roberts for a seat on the Court.
Bush phoned Reid to tout Roberts, and Reid took the opportunity to tell the president that had had enjoyed working with Miers, the White House legal counsel, during the search for a nominee.
A few days earlier, Reid had met with Miers and suggested ways to avoid a divisive confirmation process, according to a report published in August in The New Yorker magazine.
Now the Associated Press is reporting: "Democratic and Republican special interests groups had been braced for a political brawl over the (second) pick, but they may not get it.
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., had urged the president to consider Miers, according to several officials familiar with Bushs consultations with Congress.
After the nomination was announced, Sen. Reid issued this statement:
"I like Harriet Miers. As White House Counsel, she has worked with me in a courteous and professional manner. I am also impressed with the fact that she was a trailblazer for women as managing partner of a major Dallas law firm and as the first woman president of the Texas Bar Association.
"In my view, the Supreme Court would benefit from the addition of a justice who has real experience as a practicing lawyer. The current justices have all been chosen from the lower federal courts. A nominee with relevant non-judicial experience would bring a different and useful perspective to the Court.
"I look forward to the Judiciary Committee process which will help the American people learn more about Harriet Miers, and help the Senate determine whether she deserves a lifetime seat on the Supreme Court.
Suggest the Republican now go to Harry Reid and gang for campaign donations. When Schumer and Reid are behind this nominee we have big trouble.
That's no test at all. First of all there's not one clear thinker in that entire Rat bin, and secondly they'd criticize any Bush nominee.
Judge Judy would have been a better pick
Ann Coulter - yeah, that's the ticket. What in the heck is in you coffee today. I love Ann, but sure wouldn't vote for her for one of the Supremes if you paid me.
Orrin Hatch on Fox News confirmed that Harry Reid suggested her to the President. I voted for Bush so that Harry Reid could nominate the SCOTUS? And there are people who say voting for third parties is a wasted vote.
If that's the case, then Dubya has no balls.
What he SHOULD have done was let it be known quietly that he had not just one solidly conservative candidate, but an entire batting order: Janice Rogers-Brown is the nominee...Reject JRB and you get Luttig, reject JRB AND Luttig and you get Edith Jones, reject those three in succession and you get Edith Clement, etc....
Making googly eyes at Harry Reid is pathetic.
He's searching for that bottle... isn't it?
True colors we now see.
Bush,no fiscal conservative.(apart from taking the fight to the terrorists)
No friend of the Constitution either.
We`ve been sold out.
"I like Harriet Miers." so says Harry Reid. And that scares the holy crap otta me.
What does Orin Hatch think of her? I'd put more confidence in his opinion than that of a Dem seeking a graceful exit from a tricky problem.
Just promote pure speculation ala the NYT/wash post.
The ever enthusiastic Hatch said good things but his demeanor was less than enthusiastic. He understands the conservatives in the party have been kicked in the gut and that will have consequences.
Myself to GWB:
Congratulations. You effectively lost any bit of credibility you had on anything.
1. You wasted your "political capital" when you decided to push shamnesty in January 2005.
2. You left the fight over vouchers and SS reform with your tail between your legs.
3. Spending like this and refusing to veto anything has LBJ and FDR smiling in their graves.
4. You are about to undue 10 years of electoral gains.
"Orrin Hatch on Fox News confirmed that Harry Reid suggested her to the President."
Orrin Hatch is the one who told Bill Klinton that Ruth Badger Ginzburg (ACLU extremist wacko) was an acceptable choice.
If the normal Leftist rabble-rousers stand down on this nominee, you'll know we've been Soutered.
We`ve been given the opportunity to speculate because maybe Bush F***ED UP !!! :-)
When both sides agree you know the fix is in.
If she has had any affiliations with the ACLU or any other subversive organizations - dig it out now!