Monday, October 03, 2005

5 initial reactions on Harriet the Nominee

  1. Ugh. Another lawyer for hire with their hazy past and their plausible deniability.
  2. Miers is no John Roberts, who was always Rehnquist's replacement.
  3. Is this Bush being loyal to a member of his circle or is the swing vote going to Scalia/Thomas bloc?
  4. Like with Roberts, I don't care about her partisan leanings or views on Roe v Wade specifically. I do care about how she applies precedence and her views on rights not explicitly mentioned in the Constitution, namely privacy.
  5. I'm sure Bush wants a quick confirmation but he's also catching heat for nominating a moderate (?) like Roberts. He has to throw a bone to the social conservatives right? Who knows what he's going for here?

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