Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Defeat Harriet Miers

I find George Will a bit ponderous, the faux prof kitch a little hard to bear, but in this article he makes a neat little point about Bush:
In addition, the president has forfeited his right to be trusted as a custodian of the Constitution. The forfeiture occurred March 27, 2002, when, in a private act betokening an uneasy conscience, he signed the McCain-Feingold law expanding government regulation of the timing, quantity and content of political speech. The day before the 2000 Iowa caucuses he was asked -- to insure a considered response from him, he had been told in advance he would be asked -- whether McCain-Feingold's core purposes are unconstitutional. He unhesitatingly said, 'I agree.' Asked if he thought presidents have a duty, pursuant to their oath to defend the Constitution, to make an independent judgment about the constitutionality of bills and to veto those he thinks unconstitutional, he briskly said, ``I do.''
It's a strong point that at the time very much bothered me. Maybe more on that later.

I think what is really bothering me about this lady is the unjustness of it. I cringe when I write that, but as Will and many other conservatives have pointed out, there's others with demonstrably better creds than Miers who have sloughed through the last 25 years of judicial liberal/conservative battles who simple deserve to be nominated. If not a particular person someone who is one of their own. Someone that gives hopes to all those who've been working and fighting that it's worth it and the rewards don't go to those who kept their head down (and made better bucks than a judge/legal writer).

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