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  • The Establishment Can't Even Criticize Trump Correctly

    09/04/2015 2:09:47 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 38 replies
    Redstate ^ | 9/3/2015 | Neil Stevens
    My distaste for Trump is well documented at this point, but when I read this evening about Hugh Hewitt’s interview of Donald Trump, I was struck by how terrible Hewitt’s whole line of questioning is. Hewitt – who gave Harriet Miers a “solid B+” and thought that was good enough – has essentially declared that Al Gore would have been a better President than George Bush. That’s how incompetent the establishment’s favorite radio host is at criticizing Donald Trump. Remember the gotcha games they played with George W. Bush? And how Al Gore was supposedly to be a better President...
  • Withdraw This Nominee (A Look Back At The Harriet Miers Supreme Court Nomination)

    10/02/2014 11:17:03 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 14 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 7, 2005 | Charles Krauthammer
    When in 1962 Edward Moore Kennedy ran for his brother's seat in the Senate, his opponent famously said that if Kennedy's name had been Edward Moore, his candidacy would have been a joke. If Harriet Miers were not a crony of the president of the United States, her nomination to the Supreme Court would be a joke, as it would have occurred to no one else to nominate her. We've had quite enough dynastic politics over the past decades. (Considering the trouble I have had with Benjamin and William Henry Harrison, I pity the schoolchildren of the future who will...
  • The Case Against Harriet Miers: The Baseball Analogy (Harriet Miers Nomination Revisited)

    10/02/2014 11:16:52 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 7 replies
    ProfessorBainbridge.com ^ | October 6, 2005 | Stephen Bainbridge
    The transcript of my interview yesterday on the Hugh Hewitt show is now up at Radioblogger. By analogy to that great Congressional tradition, I want to use this post to revise and extend my remarks. In particular, I want to pick up on the baseball analogy. (In the course of doing so, I may also be able to at least indirectly answer some of the questions Beldar posed to me the other day.) The Supreme Court is the big league. Those nine old men and women have arrogated to themselves not only the powers historically exercised by jurists in the...
  • Can This Nomination Be Justified? (A Look Back At The Harriet Miers Nomination)

    10/02/2014 11:16:47 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 1 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 5, 2005 | George Will
    Senators beginning what ought to be a protracted and exacting scrutiny of Harriet Miers should be guided by three rules. First, it is not important that she be confirmed. Second, it might be very important that she not be. Third, the presumption -- perhaps rebuttable but certainly in need of rebutting -- should be that her nomination is not a defensible exercise of presidential discretion to which senatorial deference is due. It is not important that she be confirmed because there is no evidence that she is among the leading lights of American jurisprudence, or that she possesses talents commensurate...
  • Defending The Indefensible (Harriet Miers Revisited)

    10/02/2014 11:16:28 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 2 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 23, 2005 | George Will
    Such is the perfect perversity of the nomination of Harriet Miers that it discredits, and even degrades, all who toil at justifying it. Many of their justifications cannot be dignified as arguments. Of those that can be, some reveal a deficit of constitutional understanding commensurate with that which it is, unfortunately, reasonable to impute to Miers. Other arguments betray a gross misunderstanding of conservatism on the part of persons masquerading as its defenders. Miers's advocates, sensing the poverty of other possibilities, began by cynically calling her critics sexist snobs who disdain women with less than Ivy League degrees. Her advocates...
  • Why the Right Was Wrong

    10/02/2014 11:16:18 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 3 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 27, 2005 | Hugh Hewitt
    OVER the last two elections, the Republican Party regained control of the United States Senate by electing new senators in Florida, Georgia, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, South Dakota and Texas. These victories were attributable in large measure to the central demand made by Republican candidates, and heard and embraced by voters, that President Bush's nominees deserved an up-or-down decision on the floor of the Senate. Now, with the withdrawal of Harriet Miers under an instant, fierce and sometimes false assault from conservative pundits and activists, it will be difficult for Republican candidates to continue to make this winning...
  • Sen. Cornyn: Harriet Miers imminently more qualified than Kagan (video)

    05/11/2010 4:51:07 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 9 replies · 470+ views
    PolitiPage.com ^ | 05/11/10 | jeff j
    In this quick clip, Sen John Cornyn compares the qualifications of Elena Kagan to Harriet Miers.
  • Mitchell to Buchanan: You Wouldn't Say Caroline 'In Miers Country' If You Knew Her

    12/22/2008 8:33:12 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies · 1,722+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The people just don't know Caroline like I do. That was the essence of Andrea Mitchell's defense of the would-be senator after Pat Buchanan analogized her to another nominee who famously flopped. Appearing on Morning Joe, Buchanan unleashed a merciless metaphor. PAT BUCHANAN: It's not only entitlement. It appears–we are getting close to Harriet Miers country, where Bush put her out there, and it became transparent when people started going after her that she wasn't quite up to this -- Pat's barb stirred Andrea into action. View video here.
  • Harriet Miers Must Testify, Judge Says

    08/27/2008 11:49:55 AM PDT · by kenn5 · 11 replies · 120+ views
    ABC News ^ | Aug. 26, 2008 | EMMA SCHWARTZ
    A federal judge denied the White House's last-ditch attempt to block a former aide from testifying before Congress as part of the investigation into the U.S. Attorney scandal. Today's ruling by Judge John Bates of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia is expected to pave the way for former White House Counsel Harriet Miers, who returned to her old law firm in Texas, to testify before Congress in the coming months. It also urges the White House to turn over documents subpoenaed from former chief of staff Joshua Bolten.
  • Dems fault Bush on executive privilege (Desperation or despicability dem-style; invoking Watergate?)

    04/10/2008 5:16:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 128+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/10/08 | Laurie Kellman - ap
    WASHINGTON - President Bush's refusal to let two confidants provide information to Congress about fired federal prosecutors represents the most expansive view of executive privilege since Watergate, the House Judiciary Committee told a federal judge Thursday. Lawyers for the Democratic-led panel argued in court documents that Bush's chief of staff, Josh Bolten, and former White House counsel Harriet Miers are not protected from subpoenas last year that sought information about the dismissals. The legal filing came in lawsuit that pits the legislative branch against the executive in a fight over a president's powers. The committee is seeking the testimony as...
  • Dems fault Bush on executive privilege [most expansive view of executive privilege since Watergate]

    04/10/2008 2:33:36 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 8 replies · 149+ views
    Dems fault Bush on executive privilege By LAURIE KELLMAN, Associated Press Writer 2 minutes ago President Bush's refusal to let two confidants provide information to Congress about fired federal prosecutors represents the most expansive view of executive privilege since Watergate, the House Judiciary Committee told a federal judge Thursday. Lawyers for the Democratic-led panel argued in court documents that Bush's chief of staff, Josh Bolten, and former White House counsel Harriet Miers are not protected from subpoenas last year that sought information about the dismissals. The legal filing came in lawsuit that pits the legislative branch against the executive in...
  • House sues Bolten, Miers for testimony

    03/10/2008 5:25:39 PM PDT · by jdm · 12 replies · 510+ views
    Hot Air ^ | March 10, 2008 | by Ed Morrissey
    The House Judiciary Committee has filed a lawsuit to compel Josh Bolten and Harriet Miers to testify in the US Attorney firings scandal, now mostly forgotten. The lawsuit sets the stage for a resolution to the executive privilege claim by the Bush administration. It may also provide more closure on executive privilege than either branch of government will want: The House Judiciary Committee filed a lawsuit on Monday seeking to force the White House chief of staff and the former White House counsel to cooperate with the committee’s investigation into the firing of a group of federal prosecutors.The lawsuit, filed...
  • Dems Outraged over Attorney General’s Refusal to Prosecute Miers & Bolten

    03/04/2008 2:32:57 PM PST · by John Semmens · 15 replies · 177+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 1 March 2008 | John Semmens
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) expressed her rage at Attorney General Michael Mukasey’s refusal to prosecute White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten and former presidential counsel Harriet Miers for their contempt of congress. Mukasey observed that “these individuals’ contempt of congress is not a crime. If we consult recent polls, we find that the vast majority of Americans share this contempt. The fact is, Bolton and Miers are in-step with voters on this issue. Perhaps the Speaker should reevaluate her Party’s actions to ascertain why this is the case.” Unmollified, Pelosi insisted that Bolton and Miers were guilty of...
  • Mukasey refuses probe of Bush aides(*snicker*)

    02/29/2008 6:07:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies · 129+ views
    Yahoo!News ^ | February 29, 2008 | Laurie Kellman
    WASHINGTON - Attorney General Michael Mukasey refused Friday to refer the House's contempt citations against two of President Bush's top aides to a federal grand jury. Mukasey said White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten and former presidential counsel Harriet Miers committed no crime. As promised, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that she has given the Judiciary Committee authority to file a lawsuit against Bolten and Miers in federal court. "The House shall do so promptly," she said in a statement. Mukasey said Bolten and Miers were right in ignoring subpoenas to provide Congress with White House documents or testify...
  • Mukasey to Pelosi: I’ve Got Your Contempt Right Here

    03/01/2008 7:52:08 AM PST · by jdm · 20 replies · 183+ views
    Hot Air ^ | March 01, 2008 | by Ed Morrissey
    Attorney General Michael Mukasey has informed Nancy Pelosi that he will not enforce the contempt citations issued by the House last week. He informed the Speaker that neither Josh Bolten nor Harriet Miers committed any crimes, and therefore the Department of Justice didn’t really see the need to prosecute them: U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey refused on Friday to pursue contempt citations issued by the House of Representatives against a current and a former White House aide for not cooperating in a probe of the firing of U.S. attorneys.Saying no crime was committed, Mukasey rejected a request by House Speaker...
  • AG Refuses Probe of Bush Aides

    02/29/2008 3:25:03 PM PST · by SmithL · 15 replies · 213+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 2/29/8 | LAURIE KELLMAN, Associated Press Writer
    Attorney General Michael Mukasey on Friday rejected referring the House's contempt citations against two of President Bush's top aides to a federal grand jury. Mukasey says they committed no crime. Mukasey said White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten and former presidential counsel Harriet Miers were right in refusing to provide Congress White House documents or testify about the firings of federal prosecutors. "The department will not bring the congressional contempt citations before a grand jury or take any other action to prosecute Mr. Bolten or Ms. Miers," Mukasey wrote House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The House voted two weeks ago...
  • Pelosi Wants Bush Aides Investigated

    02/28/2008 1:17:07 PM PST · by SmithL · 46 replies · 199+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 2/28/8 | LARA JAKES JORDAN, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has asked for a grand jury investigation into whether White House chief of staff Josh Bolten and former counsel Harriet Miers should be prosecuted for contempt of Congress. Pelosi is demanding that misdemeanor charges be pursued against Miers for refusing to testify to Congress about the 2006 firings of federal prosecutors, and against Bolten for failing to turn over White House documents related to the purge.
  • How to take back America (GOOD READ)

    09/17/2007 11:02:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 235+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | September 18, 2007 | Joel Himelfarb
    It is an honor and privilege to live in the United States, the greatest country in the world. Yet for all its blessings, American society is beset by serious problems, including jihadists seeking weapons of destruction who want to create a world caliphate; a violent, sexually loaded popular culture that targets our children; unelected judges who ignore the Constitution and abuse their powers; and a disrespect for human life that has resulted in tens of millions of abortions. It is possible to become demoralized and conclude that everything is hopeless, and that we should withdraw from the political and cultural...
  • Pelosi Statement on Contempt of Congress Vote by House Judiciary Committee

    07/25/2007 2:11:25 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 44 replies · 1,091+ views
    For Immediate Release 07/25/2007 Pelosi Statement on Contempt of Congress Vote by House Judiciary Committee Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today on a vote by the House Judiciary Committee calling for the full House to seek contempt of Congress citations for White House Chief of Staff Joshua Bolten and former White House Counsel Harriet Miers following their refusal to comply with subpoenas issued in the U.S. Attorney investigation: “The contempt proceedings in the House Judiciary Committee today are part of a broader effort by House Democrats to restore our nation’s fundamental system of checks and...
  • Snow blasts ‘pathetic’ House panel move [‘Let’s go on a fishing expedition and let’s haul....]

    07/25/2007 1:15:38 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 11 replies · 1,229+ views
    Snow blasts ‘pathetic’ House panel move By Klaus Marre July 25, 2007 White House spokesman Tony Snow strongly criticized congressional Democrats Wednesday, calling the House Judiciary Committee’s move to advance a contempt of Congress citation against two White House staffers “pathetic.” The panel voted along party lines to bring the citation against former White House Counsel Harriet Miers and President Bush’s chief of staff, Josh Bolten, to the full House. Democrats say the move is warranted because Bolten and Miers ignored congressional subpoenas. The vote drew a harsh rebuke from Snow, who told reporters that the partisanship in Congress “quite...