NEWSFLASH: U.S. Supreme Court Seats For Sale!
An Exlusive Joint Report by Agi T. Prop and Blogenfreude
Sure, a Supreme Court seat costs more than a FEMA directorship, but if you do the time (or make the contributions), you too can have a seat on the nation's high court!
Miers-who has no judicial experience whatsoever-will forever be the "Brownie" of the federal judiciary. By nominating his personal lawyer, Bush has proved he still has a couple cojones left. People for the American Way, an evil communist organization that hates freedom, loves terrorists, and wants to destroy the U.S., points out that:
President Bush has nominated his personal lawyer and long-time friend to a lifetime appointment on the Supreme Court. His choice raises serious questions about whether he has found a nominee who has the requisite qualifications and independence for the nation’s highest court. [snip] With no past judicial experience for the senators to consider, the burden will be on Miers to be forthright with the Senate and the American people. She must outline her judicial philosophy and provide direct answers to questions about how–and whether–she will uphold fundamental rights, liberties and legal protections on which Americans rely.
Now it's clear why PFAW's Ralph Neas, who made the above statement, is #10 on the list of 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America - he believes in open government, impartial courts, and civil liberties. Mon dieu! But back to Miers.
Her 30+ year experience as a corporate lawyer with big Texas firms is certain to make her a strong defender of corporatism over individuals and consumers. Her time spent as the Dear Leader's personal lawyer foreshadows her being a champion of executive power and privilege. She will rubber stamp Bush's preemptive wars and indefinite detentions of "enemy combatants."
MORE INFO: While Governor of Texas, Bush referred to Miers as "a pitbull in size 6 shoes." Matt at Tattered Coat actually nails it - she looks more like Iggy Pop with lipstick and dark eyeliner than a pitbull. Attytood uncovers Miers' role in the AWOL Bush/National Guard Scandal. NPR has good overall coverage (dare we say "fair and balanced"?) of the nomination.
UPDATE: People act quickly in cyberspace. Did you know that Harriet Miers has a blog?