Now that Miers has withdrawn her nomination I suppose the anti-Miers crowd is hoping for a Janice Brown or something in that mold for the next pick. I’m glad they have faith in our weak-kneed Republican Senators because I sure don’t. I have a feeling many in the anti-Miers crowd who are happy now will not be so happy with how the next nomination goes. Hope I’m wrong, and I hope the Senate Republicans are ready to fight….just don’t think it’s going to happen.
The trashing this lady took is just wrong, but it is what it is and now we move on.
I have faith that Bush will bounce back from these setbacks and come out swinging, he picked someone he could trust for SCOTUS and got knocked down. Still many rounds to go. But I worry that because those on the far right did not get 100% what they wanted, they have divided the party.
Although sometimes Buchanan can be a nut, his column today was pretty good:
Like a school marm indulging a teacher?s pet, Miss Miers just gave George Bush permission to retake the final exam he booted badly. She has given him a second chance to succeed where Nixon, Ford, Reagan and his father all failed: To become the president who rang down the curtain on 50 years of judicial tyranny and reshaped the Supreme Court into the great constitutionalist body the Founding Fathers intended.
George Bush is a lucky man to have a friend like Harriet Miers.
Had her nomination been pursued through the judiciary committee to the full Senate, it would have meant civil war inside the party. President Bush would have been forced to watch members of his Congressional party and conservatives publicly call for rejection and defeat of the woman who had given him a decade of devoted service.
The fallout from this fratricidal war could have lasted for years. By standing down, Miers called off the family fight about to erupt inside the president?s own household.
Nothing better befit Harriet Miers? nomination than the style and grace of her leaving it. Mirabile dictu, it may have been the Washington Post that spared us this ordeal by delivering a painless coup de grace.
[…]With the nominations of John Roberts and Bernard Bernanke, Bush appointed men of experience and proven capacity who shared his beliefs. Given this heaven-sent second chance, he should do the same with the Supreme Court: Pick a justice whose credentials are unimpeachable and whose judicial philosophy reads likes an excerpt from The Collected Works of Antonin Scalia.
With a single stroke — the nomination of a Supreme Court justice who will remove the smile from the countenance of Chuck Schumer and unite his unhappy household in praise of Bush and anticipation of battle, as they pull down the rusty old pike-staffs from the wall, President Bush can begin the resurrection of his presidency.
Is “miered” the new “borked”? Robert Bork’s failed nomination to the Supreme Court in 1987 spawned the verb “borked,” defined loosely as getting rejected in an unseemly, even unfair, manner.
Now there is talk online about whether Harriet Miers’ withdrawal of her nomination to the high court will give rise to the term “miered.”
While liberals led to the opposition to Bork, it was conservatives who brought down Miers’ nomination.
A contributor to The Reform Club, a right-leaning blog, wrote that to get “borked” was “to be unscrupulously torpedoed by an opponent,” while to get “miered” was to be “unscrupulously torpedoed by an ally.”
Anyways, on to my list of those I would like to see nominated:
Many are hoping for Janice Rogers Brown, but do not count me as one of them. She is a extreme civil libertarian who has basically called Cops liars before…would be a bad choice especially given the fact that we are in a long war against terror.
Either way I highly doubt any of the above four will be nominated since Bush understands he can no longer trust his base.
Leave ya with something from Scrappleface, he always brings a smile to my face:
Others Blogging about it:
Evil Conservative Blog
My Vast Right Wing Conspiracy
Amy Ridenour’s National Center Blog
Bright And Early
Pink Monkey Bird
The New Editor
Now that Miers has withdrawn her nomination I suppose the anti-Miers crowd is hoping for a Janice Brown or something in that mold for the next pick. I’m glad they have faith in our weak-kneed Republican Senators because I sure don’t.