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Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Is it a good choice? Time will tell

Hmm so Bush nominated a woman for the Supreme Court! At first I was happy because I do want a woman to replace SD O’Connor, then I thought I don’t want someone appointed just to replace a gap. Like if Clarence died today I wouldn’t want to see him replaced with a black guy just because Clarence was black, I would like to see another black guy on the court but not if it means sacrificing credentials just to make a PC move. So now Harriet Miers has been pegged for the spot and I think it’s a rather bold move: It’s a female who has never been a judge before and who appears to be mildly conservative (which has already begun to irk staunch conservatives): Some in the know (sorry for such a vague term) are saying that Bush picked her to avoid the political fight that would have ensued from picking a stronger conservative.

Kind of crazy though how Bush punked Alberto R. Gonzales: A few weeks ago when asked about who he was considering to replace O’Connor Bush laughingly said: "The list is wide open, which should create some good speculation here in Washington. And make sure you notice when I said that, I looked right at Al Gonzales, who can really create speculation."  That’s kind of cold to do that to the man and basically let him know he is a punch line.


Pierre said...

Two words: Lottery Commission.
Mr. Dumas: as a relatively proud resident of Texas (or, at least, of Austin) does being the Lottery Commissioner give you the necessary experience to be a Supreme Court Justice.

aarond said...

Of the 109 people who have been on the Supreme Court, 41 had no previous judicial experience, according to the "Guide to the U.S. Supreme Court," published by Congressional Quarterly. Many of those have been among the most influential justices - John Marshall, Earl Warren, Louis D. Brandeis, Robert H. Jackson, Felix Frankfurter and William H. Rehnquist, to name a few. Arthur J. Goldberg, a labor lawyer who had been labor secretary; Abe Fortas, a federal official in the New Deal who became a prominent corporate lawyer; Byron R. White, who was deputy attorney general; Lewis F. Powell Jr., a top lawyer who had been president of the American Bar Association and president of the Richmond, Va., School Board (NOTE SCHOOL BOARD) I don’t think it matters where the peeps come from as long as they have a good legal background

Angry Dog said...

Bush is gonna take some mad heat for that rude bwoy!

Shotta M said...

The Republicans don't know what to think about Bush's pick and neither the Democrats. This will be interesting to witness.

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