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Torn On Miers.

Harriet Miers deserves to be confirmed as justice of the Supreme Court. Although it is obvious now that she is no Antonin Scalia, but merely a cipher, she could nevertheless bloom into a grand federalist. Attaining the bench does unexpected things for some people.

Even if she becomes, as predicted by some, a weak member of the bench, without a real legal philosophy of her own, the nation can survive that. We have before and will again. The nation can even survive actual damage to the Constitution - the Republic has not collapsed because of the withering Fourth Amendment, nor because of recent assaults on the First Amendment via campaign finance reform.

Granted, you hate to grudgingly give support for someone who could turn out to be Souter-lite, but give the President his nominee. Bush's personnel choices deserve a lot of deference, because he makes so many good ones. Rumsfeld, Rice, Powell, Ashcroft, Gonzalez, Bolton, Roberts and so on have all been great choices in my book. I do indeed have faith in Bush's wisdom here. I am also intrigued by the president's faith in Miers, given the caliber of the many other women he could have nominated.

Barring taint of corruption or legal ineptitude, the President is entitled to confirmation of his nominee. The choice of replacement justices is a prime responsibility of the President, deserves great latitude, and disagreement with a judge's theories as a basis for non-confirmation is precisely the type of process politicization that the mediocre mendicants in the Democratic Party choose to employ. Were I a senator, I would have voted to confirm Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer, much as I disagreed with their approach to the law. What's fair is fair.

I am torn though, you see, because I was rooting for Janice Rogers Brown. I can live with Harriet Miers however.

Posted by Ken McCracken · 13 October 2005 07:27 PM


If we have to...

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at October 13, 2005 08:12 PM

My biggest problem with Harriet Miers is the fact that Harry Reid thinks she is a great choice!... I can almost count on being opposed to just about everything he is for.

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at October 13, 2005 09:09 PM

Yes, that is NOT a mark in Miers' favor.

Posted by: Ken McCracken at October 13, 2005 09:25 PM

You can say that again!...

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at October 13, 2005 10:27 PM

We have a chance to turn this Left-Socialist Court back to it's founding principles, and you want me to give deference? If he was a Democrat, I might. I expected better from President Bush. Yes, I want Justice Janice Rogers Brown!

Speaking of corruption, look into her deals on while she was on the Lottery committee. How about this? Let me know what you think.

I was nuetral, because I wanted everyone to be quiet. If we would have remained quiet, the Democrats would have the work for us. Now, as it is, we are eating our own. This is not good. No. Not good at all.

Posted by: Rosemary at October 15, 2005 08:01 PM