Skip to comments.My "Dear George" Letter
Posted on 10/07/2005 9:10:28 AM PDT by Sabramerican
My "Dear George" Letter
Sorry, George, but you lost me at Harriet. When a reporter asked you Oct. 4 if Harriet Miers was the most qualified possible candidate for the U.S. Supreme Court and you answered, "Yes þ I picked the best person I could find" and you did it with a straight face that was it.
I'm done. Check, please! I'm outta here.
I am no longer a George W. Bush supporter. As a conservative, I have been bitch-slapped by this man for the last time. Those suffering from "Battered Conservative's Syndrome" will no doubt make excuses and find some reason to stay with this serial abuser of our principles, but not me. I have had enough.
I've had enough of defending a "conservative" president who has spent money faster and grown government bigger than any president since LBJ. I've had enough of a "conservative" who refuses to do anything to secure our borders, and whose only plan to stop illegal immigration is to hand out temporary worker permits to create even MORE future illegals.
And George, when you look me in the eye and throw me a good old-fashioned Bill Clinton "I did not have sex with that woman" line like Harriet Miers is the most qualified person in America for the Supreme Court þ buddy, you're on your own.
It's bad enough that she's hardly conservative and has no record of achievement. Mr. President, making an affirmative-action appointment of an unqualified crony to one of the highest offices of the land is wrong, no matter what your politics. It's not just a mistake. It is shameful. You should be ashamed of yourself.
The fact that you aren't is the reason you just lost me.
Again and again, watching you throw tax dollars around like a drunken teenager at a New Orleans strip joint, I've told myself, "Stick with George, because he gets the big ones right." And the biggest of the "big ones" has always been rescuing America from an out-of-control, activist Supreme Court. You promised me a Scalia. Instead, you're sticking me with a "sistah," a woman whose qualifications for the Supreme Court begin and end in her brassiere.
She's no Scalia. She's no Thomas. She's not even a Ginsburg or a Souter. She's a joke FEMA's Michael Brown in a skirt. In fact, that's an insult to Brown, who had at least some experience as a judge, if only at horse shows.
Your nomination of Harriet Miers is an insult to the court, to conservatives and to any American who cares about competence. She's an utterly unqualified crony who has never sat on the bench, never written on constitutional issues, never been involved in a single significant issue or overseen an important case. According to you, Mr. President, she's been your attorney off and on for 10 years, and you've never once discussed the issue of abortion and the Constitution!
Good grief, my mailman and I have had that conversation.
George, you have done more than merely betray your conservative supporters. You have embarrassed us. You have made incompetence and cronyism part of the conservative character. You kept CIA director George Tenet after the worst terrorist attack in American history occurred on his watch. You kept Michael "Best In Show" Brown in a job at FEMA he was never qualified to do. And now you're giving the Dallas Library Lady a seat on the highest court in the land and telling us, "Trust me, I know she's good"?
Sorry, no dice.
Trust you? You just went on TV and told me that Harriet Miers is the most qualified person in America to sit on the Supreme Court! C'mon George, even Harriet's MOM doesn't believe that.
And now we find out that, in addition to giving campaign checks to Al Gore, Miers chaired an American Bar Association panel that recommended legalization of gay adoption and American participation in the International Criminal Court both liberal positions that you oppose. So mediocre is the Miers pick that your supporters have already fallen back to the "Don't worry, we'll probably get another pick before Bush is gone" defense.
Mr. President, if you honestly believe that Harriet Miers is the most qualified candidate, then you wouldn't be qualified to be president.
But you don't believe it, and you know it. The question is "why?" You've got 55 Republicans in the Senate, you had a dozen well-qualified conservative candidates you could have chosen from, several of them women. Why pick an incompetent crony when you held all the cards?
I fear that, when all the layers are pulled away, we will find that your answer will be "because I wanted to." You knew it would leave conservatives disappointed and despondent; you know she's a second-rate nominee at best; but in your heart you are what I've always feared you were: a Bushie, a spoiled, rich-kid president's son who has spent your life doing what you wanted whenever you wanted and making sure everyone else knows it. The more people complained about cronyism, the more determined you were to shove one down our throats.
Well, Mr. President, you've certainly made that perfectly clear. You've told my fellow conservatives and me that you don't need us. That's fine, George, because we don't need you.
I'm done. I'm off the team. I have gone from a George Bush believer who reluctantly criticized you when necessary to an avowed critic who will support your positions when I can, but not your presidency.
Harriet Miers, "The best possible nominee?" That's like saying "George W. Bush, the best possible Republican president."
What a joke.
If you cannot see the difference, perhaps you're at the wrong web site.
Take a look at #34. More of the "I'm never gonna support W again...blah, blah, blah." Notice too how it is now "disprespectful" for the President to deliver on his campaign promise of nominating strict constructionists.
Mike WHO? Never heard of this loser.
"I'll wait for the hearings to make my final call."
I'm with you. Everyone that feels "bitch slapped" should be actually "bitch slapped".
Read your history about Supreme Court justices.
Myopic tunnel visioned is ugly to watch, isn't it?
Better put some ice on that;)
Good Golly! Hysteria Central and we haven't even heard her SPEAK!
This is the first I've ever heard of him. Leaving the team? Comes off as an immature brat to me.
I can't help but recall similar threats during the 2004 election. Certain celebrity's promised to move to Canada or elsewhere if President Bush were reelected. IMHO that was a publicity stunt and so is this.
My two cents.
The Ghost of A Potential President Past
The Ghost of A Potential President Present
The Ghost of A Potential President Yet to Come
I'm sticking with "Dear George."
Lost his radio job when he refused to apologized to CAIR about remarks he made concerning terrorism and Islam.
He was a huge hero on FreeRepublic just weeks ago.
According to the infallible American pope and his sycophantic supporters, you're a sexist if you think Harriet Souter is unqualified, and you're a racist if you don't think Hurricane Katrina was caused by past discrimination! And don't argue, you DU troll!
Yes, and the older I get the more I tire of the constant arm-chair quarterbacking.....
He's the guy who said ISLAM is a terrorist organization.
That is seriously over the top, just like his stupid letter.
Good rant. The koolaid is flowing stronger than ever around here.
Wow...let's all get really, really hysterical and judge the woman before the hearing...yeah, that's the logical and level-headed thing to do.
Well Congress, if it wanted to, could after Breyer and Ginsburg leave or pass away take away there seats and leave it at seven seats, that would give us a majority for many moons.
Thanks for the post.
More than a few will argue that Islam *is* a terrorist orginazation.
Thank you for posting this information. Mark Levin made this pretty clear in the last couple of days....I suspect most folks don't realize that the what you see in the Senate is not necessarily what we get when it comes to an up or down vote.
IMHO, GWB knows what is at stake and that is the reason he has chosen Harriett.
I've changed my original thoughts on this whole thing since the original announcement by President Bush. I was ready to fight just to fight the DEMS. Guess the MSM has my last nerve hooked up to the tin foil hat.
I see this is many of the responses but it's a complete non sequitur.
Bush is not running for anything and certainly not against those people.
The only issue is whether TODAY one considers themselves a supporter of this President and his policies. Not vis a vis anyone else. Just whether you approve or disapprove of the way he does his job.
LOL! That's what I've been hearing, he's lost his base.
They could abolish the Supreme Court and I wouldn't cry.......... yet. lol Maybe later after we actually need them........
No self-respecting Republican OR conservative would say that Miers is the most qualified for the position.
Comments like that are what make our side look absolutely nuts.
More than a few will argue that Islam *is* a terrorist orginazation.
Boo frekin hoo....Get a grip.
The only person I know who actually knows the nominee is the man who nominated her and I respect the man's integrity and judgement. I worked for the election of George Bush because I wanted HIM to be the man nominating Justices to the Supreme Court. I trusted him then and I trust him now.
This is a very dishonest statement. You should be ashamed.
bump for later read
Yes, Miers is the bottom of the barrel. -sarc We haven't even heard her speak and you call her the "bottom of the barrel"?
The Dems are having a ball, sitting back and watching the Conservatives eat their own.
Freepers turn on their heroes when the koolaid commands it. You've been around long enough to know that. Don't act surprised when you find this site filled with hypocrites and koolaid guzzlers.
Don't forget 'sexist' to boot!
Guess he doesn't realize Bush isn't running for anything.
This could get him on the Today show.
I believe I should not have to guess, hope, or otherwise struggle to articulate the qualifications of a nominee to such an important, and life-time, position. There were far better choices.
Please take your calm, reasoned logic someplace else - there is no room for it at this inn.
We here - deal only in despair and/or hysteria.
Stability R not us.
I have changed my mind, too. When the seven RINOs defected on the fight to change the Senate filibuster rules, it became obvious to the 'Rats that GOP "majority" was in theory only. Hopefully the president has picked a stealth conservative that will make O'Connor look like a raving Marxist.
i don't have a problem with anyone questioning the pick, finding it wanting, feeling disappointed, maybe even betrayed, but the HISTRIONICS are beyond the pale, here and among the punditry. it discredits them, IMO. sounding like a DUmmmie in your discourse brings you no honor.
Wow. Talk about your teenage hissy fit temper tantrum! Sheesh, I swear I could hear foot steps pounding, doors slamming, and then the stereo being cranked up in the bedroom as I was reading this.
My gosh, man, get a hold of yourself!
From your lips to God ears.
I am praying she ends up rubbing their noses in it.