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Harriet Miers is not a blunder!
Ann Coulter has written a coulmn where she decries Harriet Miers because her law school pedigree does not meet with her approval ("Harriet Miers went to Southern Methodist University Law School, which is not ranked at all by the serious law school reports and ranked No. 52 by US News and World Report. Her greatest legal accomplishment is being the first woman commissioner of the Texas Lottery."). George Will and Bill Kristol are nothing short of apopleptic at the Miers nomination, and they are openly suggesting that the Senate should toss Ms. Miers out like yesterdayís garbage. They are stating that they do not trust our President, notwithstanding his long track record of excellent judgment with judicial nominations.
"This open nastiness in our base is disturbing. Worse, it is elitist. It seems not to matter that all signs point to Miersí conservatism, even to the point of being to the right of Thomas and Scalia."
This open nastiness in our base is disturbing. Worse, it is elitist. It seems not to matter that all signs point to Miersí conservatism, even to the point of being to the right of Thomas and Scalia. Miers is being depicted as a Presidential blunder. Of the major conservative voices, only Hannity is voicing optimism. On the border sit Rush and Mark Levin. They both say that Miers is confirmable, and thatís why she was chosen. They say that a Janice Rogers Brown nomination would meet with a raucous fight, followed by a filibuster and enough disloyal Republicans (read: Specter, Snowe, Collins, Chaffee and perhaps others) to thwart the Nuclear Option.
The conservative base is longing for a fight. A real, nasty, no-holds-barred fight. This judicial nomination would be the last stand of liberalism in the courts. They are willing, and perhaps eager, to flail away, with no regard to political bloodshed. They might win the battle, but not the war. Our beloved base is forgetting what Our President brilliantly remembers: Pattonís Law. Politics is war, and when it comes to war, Patton was the greatest general we ever fielded. He said, as portrayed so brilliantly in the movie biography, "Now I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. You won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country."
"Our President has nominated a person who he knows to be a solid conservative. Yet Harry Reid, the Senateís shrinking minority leader, likes her, and has made statements that are tantamount to an all-out Miers endorsement."
Our President has nominated a person who he knows to be a solid conservative. Yet Harry Reid, the Senateís shrinking minority leader, likes her, and has made statements that are tantamount to an all-out Miers endorsement. We hear that Harriet Miers is a devoted Christian who is completely pro-life. She owns at least one nice-n-nasty gun, a .45 caliber revolver. So she has never been a constitutional lawyer. Neither was Robert Jackson, who in fact did not go to law school. He was, however, an excellent Supreme Court Justice, and the chief prosecutor of the Nazis at Nuremburg.
But, to the Wills, Kristols and Coulters (understand that I think the world of all of them, especially Ann Coulter), she is a blunder because of her education, her lack of constituional law experience, and / or her confirmability. They do not realize that Harriet Miers is their ideal nominee. She is not Earl Warren (another non-judge, wait, that makes their point). There wonít be a nuclear fight and they are P.O.íd at the possibility of a second smooth nomination in a few months. Will they still be ticked off when Justice Miers votes with the other conservatives and upholds the federal ban on partial-birth infanticide? Are these criticisms of Harriet Miers based on frustration because there wonít be a massive fight in the Senate? If so, they are shortsighted.
"Harriet Miers has the personal pedigree that tells me that she will get on the court and immediately remake it into a strict constructionist body. She has all of the earmarks of being vote number four in the Scalia / Thomas / Roberts conservative faction."
Harriet Miers has the personal pedigree that tells me that she will get on the court and immediately remake it into a strict constructionist body. She has all of the earmarks of being vote number four in the Scalia / Thomas / Roberts conservative faction. Yet the Democrats are falling all over themselves to protect her! Canít you see that our President has pulled off his most brilliant judicial nomination, if not the most brilliant move of his presidency? Why spill political blood when you can get your enemies to support your moves? Donít kill yourself to fight when your enemies offer to fall on their swords -- with smiles on their faces! Tom Harkin is out there calling Will, Kristol and Coulterís attacks, among others, "reprehensible." Our President has the liberals vigorously defending his most important -- and most conservative -- pick!
To me, our only problem is the possibility of the extreme leftists catching on about Miers. For example. Rev. Dr. James Dobson, a strongly devout follower of Jesus, and a staunch conservative, strongly supports Miers. He claims that he has confidential information that bolsters his support. Already, one leftist senator wants to subpoena him before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Thanks again to Michelle Malkin for this link.
Herriet Miers is not a blunder. She is a brilliant choice.