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Harriet Miers is Out
If you canít stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. Harriet Miers found it a tad too warm in the limelight of what would certainly be a brutal confirmation battle. The liberals realized exactly what our President knew: She was a ringer. She had "no record," but she would vote solidly in the Scalia / Thomas / Roberts bloc. But, the liberals were barely able to get their anti-Miers machinery in gear before she withdrew under wilting conservative criticism.
"Face it, we ate one of our own, for reasons that are not logical to me."
Face it, we ate one of our own, for reasons that are not logical to me. Who the heck cares if she was a Democrat in the 1980ís? She changed her life and joined us! Itís my experience that late-in-life converts tend to be more faithful to that to which theyíve converted than the life-long adherents. Was she a legal dunce? Apparently not. Are we now declaring that the minimum qualification set for Supreme Court Justice is John Roberts, arguably the most brilliant legal mind ever to be nominated to the court?
I think that the bloggers who think that Harriet Miers fell on her sword to divert attention from the Valerie Plame leak are wrong. If one will check, as of the time of the announcement, the prosecutorís office had already announced that there were to be no announcements today. This theory is ludicrous. The sole reason that Miers will not sit on the Supreme Court is the anger of conservatives.
"Many Conservatives are aching for the great battle over court nominations. They want our President to put up someone who will certainly trigger a filibuster, and in so doing, they want to trigger the Nuclear Option -- now."
Many Conservatives are aching for the great battle over court nominations. They want our President to put up someone who will certainly trigger a filibuster, and in so doing, they want to trigger the Nuclear Option -- now. They wanted a fight, a massive, messy fight. While Miers certainly would, in the end, provide that fight, the conservatives could not amass their forces over someone who isnít a stellar candidate. They need that stellar candidate in order to coalesce the entire Conservative movement into an effective fighting force.
I accept that this is a great time to wage the final battle over court nominations. Itís time to bring out the heavy artillery. John Robertsí intellectual prowess, combined with the impeccable credentials and an outspoken track record of solid support for Conservative ideals. Someone who, if filibustered (again), will show the Democrats as the racists that they are.
"Conservativity reiterates its strong support for Janice Rogers Brown to take over the Supreme Court seat being vacated by Justice Sandra Day OíConnor. And, Mr. President, if she is reticent, call her into the Oval Office, and convince her."
Conservativity reiterates its strong support for Janice Rogers Brown to take over the Supreme Court seat being vacated by Justice Sandra Day OíConnor. And, Mr. President, if she is reticent, call her into the Oval Office, and convince her. She would serve this country well on the Supreme Court, and she could realize her well-articulated vision of the judiciaryís limited role, while simultaneously putting on a Roberts-esque legal clinic in the Senate. I can think of nothing more wonderful than seeing Justice Brown in the rightmost seat in a few months.
And for us conservatives, we get to see the realization of our dreams: The Nuclear Option. The Gang of 14 will certainly fracture. Heck, the sight of Chuckie Schumerís head exploding at the announcement would be worth the price of admission to Game 1 of the World Series (Huge Congrats to the White Sox)!
Now that Harriet Miers will go back to recommending justices for the court, instead of trying to be one of those justices, I think that we can rely on her to push for the best candidate. And that candidate is Janice Rogers Brown.