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Three score and ten or more

Thursday, October 06, 2005



I am slightly bemused by the reactions to Bush’s nomination of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court.  Last night on O’Reilly  I heard Ann (Court, or whatever her name is) run down Meirs.   The blonde lady in leather is the only commentator on the air who irritates me enough to make me consider being a liberal.

Successively I heard most of the conservative birds on Fox run her down, and Rush Limbaugh almost had a  stroke he was so passionate about it.  There is a part of me  (the conspiracy  theory  part) that wonders if the conservatives are just attacking Miers  in order to head off any liberal objections.  After all, what liberal can attack anything that Rush Limbaugh has attacked?

The particulars of the attacks are equally interesting.  She hasn’t been a Judge;  She hasn’t written much legal scholarship?   Did any of these folks ever hear of Earl Warren, who was only a lawyer to the degree that a lot of politicians become lawyers.   Dwight Eisenhower is said to have identified the nomination of Warren to be the worst failure of his administration.  When asked why he did it, he noted that a number of his staff members had told him that Warren was a good man.  He also noted that if he had ever really gotten to know the arrogant S.O.B. he would never have nominated him for anything.   At least Bush is acquainted with his nominee.


At 6:08 PM, Blogger exMI said...

Always know the man who is going to be your legacy.

At 7:52 PM, Blogger Patrick Joubert Conlon said...

Three Score, it's Ann COULTER and she is a clown - a lovely clown, with a very dry sense of humor and she likes being controversial and polemical. Yes, she is annoying and sassy and ornery but I love Ann Coulter.

If you keep writing good posts like this I might just have to link to you so others can enjoy your wisdom. Miers is a mystery to me but I don't mind mysteries. Life is a mystery.


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