Tuesday, October 18, 2005


Miers Mires

Bipartisan Approval?

It looks like the far right is fixin' for a fight of the nomination of Harriet Miers. More and more folks are calling on her to withdraw, despite the fact that before the nominations began these same folks were saying that "all nominees deserve an up or down vote in the Senate." Those looking to curry favor with the theocrats for 2008 (Senator Brownback, Rick Santorum, perhaps even Senator Frist) will be under tremendous pressure to vote against her. On the other hand, it seems unlikely that there will be enough of a split to kill her nomination outright, absent a filibuster initiated by the Republicans (oh sweet, sweet irony!).

Me, I don't know where I stand on her. As I mentioned some attorneys on my Board of Directors know her personally and have a lot of good things to say about her legal acumen. On the other hand, she is awfully close to President Bush (BFF!) and doesn't have a clear track record or public judicial philosophy. So an airing of her views seems to be in order before she's given a thumbs up, or a thumbs down. But hey, I'm just a guy with a really little blog.

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