Tuesday, October 04, 2005

... Then Offers Inexperienced Candidate For Supreme Court

Just because someone is qualified to be a George W. Bush loyalist doesn't mean that someone is qualified to sit on the Supreme Court.

For nearly 11 years, Harriet Miers has worked for George W. Bush. She was his lawyer in Texas. He made her chairwoman of the Texas Lottery Commission. After he became president, she took the first of three jobs in the White House and is now chief counsel — President Bush's top lawyer. Along with political mugger Karl Rove, message massager Dan Bartlett and mouthpiece Scott McClellan, Ms. Miers is in that small circle of protectors whose main qualification is loyalty. That's a background for someone who wants to run the George W. Bush presidential library, not shape the law of the land.

Miers doesn't have the experience to be a Supreme Court justice. Her recent history amounts to looking out for George W. Bush. She's never been a judge, and she has no background in federal law. Since she has written no opinions, there is no record of her judicial philosophy.

-- Palm Beach (Fla.) Post editorial, Oct. 4


Blogger Michael said...

Cronyism is a booming business now with the republicrooks in charge of the cookie jar. Condi Rice? Michael Brown? Julie Myers?

The only qualification for getting one of these plum jobs seems to whether you've attended a BBQ at the family ranch or not. The arrogance of this guy is limitless!

And what happened to conservatives? Under republicans we see soaring federal deficits and bloating bureaucracy:

With Dubya in charge the number of political appointee positions in the government has swelled. The biggest growth has been in jobs that don't require Senate confirmation, which rose by almost one-quarter between 2000 and 2004.

The number of jobs for political appointees declined 5 percent during President Bill Clinton's second term.

More details at Truthout.org.

Come on conservatives, dump this Good Ole Boy Crook's Club! It's official now, Republicans are the party of corruption, cronyism and cripppling deficits.

3:45 AM  
Anonymous Andrew Donaldson said...

So far, no one has produced another Supreme Court nominee who was as singularly unqualified as Harriet Miers. The Rehnquist and Abe Fortas comparisons fall flat; they were both far more qualified. I'm honestly curious what instances there are.

3:37 PM  

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