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October 3, 2005

Bush Tactic: Nominate An Unknown

by at 10:17 am.

All right, this is starting to be a pattern. For Supreme Court, nominate someone close to you, that no one else knows or can determine what sort of a Justice they will be. The only major credential Bush’s pick to replace Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Harriet Miers, seems to have, is a long glorious relationship with Bush himself. From all the stuff I’ve seen, she’s never been a judge of any sort.

I just love that the Supreme Court is a place to put hacks and inexperienced loyalists these last few decades. *sigh* It’s only, you know, the top court in the land and the last defense against abuses of the other two branches. Or something.

AMERICAblog quotes the AP:

“We know even less about Harriet Miers than we did about John Roberts and because this is the critical swing seat on the court, Americans will need to know a lot more about Mier’s judicial philosophy and legal background before any vote for confirmation,” said Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., a member of the Judiciary Committee.

Please let’s hope there’s more contemplation by our Senate in the Miers nomination. Because, well, Roberts didn’t answer any questions, not the important ones anyway, and still got voted in overwhelmingly. He could be a right wing loony under that smooth salesman exterior, and we’ll only know after he votes to give away the homeworld.

Both these people, I expect, even if they don’t vote to overturn Roe, will vote to give away everything else to corporations. That’s the secret hidden danger in the SC right now in my opinion. You do realize that corporations have more rights than individuals now, yes?

5 Responses to “Bush Tactic: Nominate An Unknown”

  1. Ken Says:

    What do you think they’re going to give away to corporations?

  2. Ken Says:

    from Kos:

    Breyer was confirmed 87-9. Ginsburg 96-3. At the time, Republicans were a minority in the Senate, a situation not unlike today. I must admit a bit of nervousness at those who want to FILIBUSTER MIERS NOW! without regard to the political situation. Fact is, we need a new Supreme Court justice, and Bush, as president gets to nominate. The Senate, run by Republicans, gets to confirm. That’s a perk of winning elections, and one that I hope Democrats get in just a few short cycles. We could filibuster, but really, it was in Bush’s interest, just like Clinton’s, to find a safe candidate. Reid offered up Miers, Bush agreed.

    We filibuster Miers, which might be successful with possible Republican defections, and then what? We got Janice Brown? Priscilla Owens? We filbuster them, then what? What’s being accomplished? What’s the end game? To drive home that Miers is the product of Bush cronyism? The Republicans are already doing that. That she’s a tool of Big Business? Sure, let’s make the point. But to try and filibuster a candidate who is not an extremist, as far as we know, does little to advance the Democratic agenda. And even if successful, we’d likely end up with something far worse.

  3. Lynne Says:

    Corporate “personhood” is a big issue these days. I suspect it’ll be more of a problem as we go, considering the rate of corporate growth right now.

  4. Ken Says:

    But I don’t understand what’s wrong with it. It’s a necessary arbitrary legal falsity, IMO. Why is it a problem?

  5. Lynne Says:

    Here’s a bit about it…actually, some good reads there.

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