Tuesday, October 04, 2005


Haigler: Right wing in revolt against Miers nomination - Oct. 4

Although three religious-right leaders, Dr. James Dobson of Focus on the Family, Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council and Tim Wildmon of the American Family Miers with Bush, rightAssociation, expressed cautious optimism about the president's nomination of Harriet Miers (shown with President Bush, right) to replace retiring U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, according to a CBS News online report, numerous right-wing sources were in open revolt against the Miers nomination yesterday.

Michael Savage, below left, a former liberal whose real name is Michael Weiner, said in his nationally syndicated radio show yesterday, "Why pick a non-entity when there were so many known Michael Wiener, aka Michael Savageentities?" Savage-Weiner claimed Miers had donated to and supported for Al Gore for president in 2000, and railed at the Bush nominee as a betrayal of the president's conservative base.

The American Spectator blog said: "There is now talk of among some conservatives about a filibuster of the Miers nomination. According to several White House sources, few inside the building took the possibility of a Miers nomination seriously. Now that it's a reality, they are stunned. 'We passed up Gonzales for this?' was one conservative staffer's reaction."

The Public Advocate said: "The President's nomination of Miers is a betrayal of the conservative, pro-family voters whose support put Bush in the White House in both the 2000 and 2004 elections and who were promised Supreme Court appointments in the mold of Thomas and Scalia."

Southern Appeal said: "I am done with President Bush: Harriet Miers? Are you freakin' kidding me?! Can someone -- anyone -- make the case for Justice Miers on the merits? Seriously, this is the best the president could do?"

Right Wing News said: "Disaster, Thy Name Is Harriet Miers: George Bush's decision to appoint Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court is bitterly disappointing. Miers is a Bush crony with no real conservative credentials, who leapfrogged legions of more deserving judges just because she was Bush's pal."

National Review's Corner said: "It's an inspiring testament to the diversity of the president's cronies. Wearing heels is not an impediment to being a presidential crony in this administration! I can only assume that the president felt that his support was slipping in this important bloc, and he had to do something to shore it up."

Other sources: Common Dreams Newsletter, and ThinkProgress.org.

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Submitted by Dave Haigler, Abilene, Texas

Why Miers? Que Pasa? A List

1. I think he made this decision all by himself.
2. Today’s press conference showed a president on the verge of a nervous breakdown. He has so little confidence in his abilities that he muses in public. Oy Vey.
3. Ms. Miers is a minor lawyer in the world of corporate law, not a jurist of distinction on any side of the ideological divide. I guess women are not held to the same standards as men.
4. For the past 40 days, this nation has been lost in a flood. The ship of state is threatening to capsize.
5. Bush will declare marshal law over bird flew.
6. Basel Faulty was appointed to head a revamped FEMA.
I had to read "marshal law over bird flew" several times before I got it. But I was tired at the time.

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