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Harriet who??

Posted by Richard on October 3, 2005

I’m very disappointed by the nomination of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court. To be fair, I’d have been very disappointed by the nomination of anyone other than Janice Rogers Brown or someone demonstrably like her.

I know nothing about Miers, except the few facts I’ve seen in the blogosphere this morning: close personal friend of Bush, no judicial experience, no credentials or record suggesting a conservative, strict-constructionist, or originalist judicial philosophy — heck, no reason to believe she has a judicial philosophy — a history of political donations to candidates across the political spectrum, and a resume filled with political, "make sure everybody likes you" jobs. It’s not encouraging.

The Volokh Conspiracy has a great roundup of right-wing blogger reactions, and they aren’t pretty. I really liked the first two, especially this from Right Wing News:

She used to be Bush’s staff secretary for God’s sake and now she’s going to the Supreme Court while people like Michael Luttig, Priscilla Owen, Janice Rogers Brown & Emilio Garza are being left on the sidelines.
  To merely describe Miers as a terrible pick is to underestimate her sheer awfulness as a selection.

Actually, you should probably just go to the Volokh Conspiracy home page and start reading. The excerpt from Daily Kos is revealing, and the suggestions for renaming "The Website Formerly Known as" are funny.

Might as well laugh, right?

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