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Monday, October 24, 2005

Fund on Miers . . . and more

The Miers' opposition continues to grow, particularly from the right thinkers and writers. Today's op ed piece by John Fund in The Wall Street Journal explains why Mr. Bush failed so miserably with this nomination. A must read!:
The President trusts his instincts, and they are usually right. But when they fail him, the result can be calamitous . . . This time, the normal vetting process broke down, with Mr. Card ordering William Kelley, Ms. Miers's own deputy, to conduct the background checks--a clear conflict of interest. Even Newt Gingrich, a supporter of Ms. Miers's nomination, says that "the president believes in her so deeply, he is so convinced she's the right person, that I don't think it ever occurred to him to go through the kind of normal opposition research and normal vetting.
Also, today's New York Times points out the Miers' nomination has garnered rare criticism for a Supreme Court nominee:

Harriet E. Miers, President Bush's nominee to succeed Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, brings a similar résumé, along with five years in the White House and one year as its counsel. But in just three weeks, her nomination has provoked a range of opposition that some scholars say may have no modern precedent.

"I would be very hard pressed to think of a good historical analogy," Richard Baker, the Senate historian, said. "I don't think there is one."

Though past nominees have faced swift opposition, what makes Ms. Miers's nomination extraordinary, historians say, is the combination of doubts about her philosophy from within the president's own party and attacks on her legal qualifications from both sides of the aisle.
Read the entire article.

Also, the Bear's call for bloggers to blog their Miers' stands continues with the results posted here.


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