Fat Steve's Blatherings

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Some Interesting Miers News

        At Redstate yesterday, Erick had a post which said in part:
        For those of us who are not comforted by the spin, there is new spin in the rumor mill.  It's what we've all heard -- Miers got the job because no other conservative female jurist wanted a life time appointment to the United States Supreme Court.

        And the National Journal's Hotline quotes James Dobson as saying:
        Some of the other candidates who had been on that short list, and that many conservatives are now upset about were highly qualified individuals that had been passed over.  Well, what Karl [Rove] told me is that some of those individuals took themselves off that list and they would not allow their names to be considered, because the process has become so vicious and so vitriolic and so bitter, that they didn't want to subject themselves or the members of their families to it.

        Which helps put into perspective my argument that what Bush needs, first of all, is a nominee who can be confirmed.  As long as so many Republicans are willing to let Democrats use the filibuster against such nominations, and as long as so many Republicans will cringe rather than support the President's nominees, the kind of person the activists want, and that I'd like too, is just not going to get through the Senate.



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