Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Collected quotes

Wow, the right really doesn't much care for the Boy King's pick, do they?

Here's George Will:

He has neither the inclination nor the ability to make sophisticated judgments about competing approaches to construing the Constitution. Few presidents acquire such abilities in the course of their pre-presidential careers, and this president particularly is not disposed to such reflections.

Furthermore, there is no reason to believe that Miers's nomination resulted from the president's careful consultation with people capable of such judgments. If 100 such people had been asked to list 100 individuals who have given evidence of the reflectiveness and excellence requisite in a justice, Miers's name probably would not have appeared in any of the 10,000 places on those lists.

Here's Howie Kurtz, talking about the crony aspect:
What the pundits largely miss, though, is how deeply comfortable Bush is with members of his inner circle-- think Rove and Allbaugh and Condi and Hughes, or giving Tenet a presidential medal-- and how high a premium he places on loyalty. In that sense, picking John Roberts was an exception. After all, Bush also strongly considered his pal Al G. before going with Harriet. The only way he could have reached deeper into his little club was to nominate Laura for the bench.
I think most people would prefer Laura...

And last, but hardly least, Bush has even lost handmaiden Anne Coulter:

However nice, helpful, prompt and tidy she is, Harriet Miers isn't qualified to play a Supreme Court justice on "The West Wing," let alone to be a real one.

Do you suppose it's all a deep-laid trick? and he'll spring the REAL nominee on us after everyone's used up all their indignation on this one?

"Hey, Harriet - get out there and stop a few arrows, why doncha? That's a good girl..."


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