Archive for the 'Harriet Miers' Category

Miers Winners and Losers: ‘06 Edition

Sunday, October 30th, 2005

Winners

Rep. Tom Tancredo - No he’s not in the Senate and no he would not have had to vote on the nomination, but Rep. Tom Tancredo is the biggest winner in this mess. As mentioned in the previous post, several Senators did the right thing, killing the nomination behind closed doors, but Rep. Tancredo was […]

Profiles in Courage

Thursday, October 27th, 2005

 

           
   
Readers of this blog know that I have called Republicans to task for their betrayals of conservatism. Such criticism, though, makes praise all the more meaningful. The members above, Senator Sam Brownback, Senator Jeff Sessions, Senator Jon Kyl, Senator Tom Coburn, Senator Norm Coleman, Senator David Vitter, Senator George Allen, and Senator […]

Harriet Miers: Worse than We Thought

Thursday, October 27th, 2005

Wow.
Up until now,the primary complaint among conservatives has been than there was no evidence of Miss Miers being a strict constructionist in the mold of Justices Scalia and Thomas. Supporters of Miers have shown exactly zero evidence that she would strictly apply the Constitution. Now we find out that she doesn’t understand the difference between […]

New Nominee? ‘06 Republicans Hope So

Tuesday, October 25th, 2005

Yesterday morning, Erick posted over at ConfirmThem that the White House is asking outsiders to come up with a new list of nominees. Catholic lure says that the Pope isn’t sick until he’s dead. The same can be said of political candidates or nominees. When sources close to a candidate say that he is “reevaluating”, […]

Breaking News: White House Hires Baghdad Bob

Sunday, October 23rd, 2005

According to sources close to the situation, the White House is preparing to announce the hiring of Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf, aka Baghdad Bob, to handle public relations for the nomination of Harriet Miers. Al-Sahaf earned the respect of fellow public relations specialists for his service during the United States invasion of Iraq, faithfully serving his […]

Scientist or Novelist?

Tuesday, October 18th, 2005

As the debate over Harriet Miers rages on, damning information continues to come out. Today, Arlen Specter reports that Ms. Miers is a supporter of Griswold, arguably the worst decision the Supreme Court has ever made. Griswold is based on judicial creativity, not rigor. The seven Justices who constituted the majority were novelists who cast […]

A Bad Omen

Sunday, October 16th, 2005

Yesterday, Robert Novak pointed out yet another problem with Dr. James Dobson’s analysis of the Miers situation.
Starr’s choice
In choosing Kenneth Starr to vouch for the social
conservative credentials of Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers, Dr. James
Dobson picked a man who 24 years ago as a Justice Department official did the
same for Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.
Former Whitewater […]

The Crux of the Problem

Thursday, October 13th, 2005

The mantra of candidate Bush was “in the mold of Scalia and Thomas”. The mantra of President Bush is, “Trust me”. Today, though, we have further proof that the President must not be trusted.
Apparently, President Bush took Ms. Miers’ religion into account in her selection.
“People are interested to know why I picked Harriet Miers,” Bush […]

Dobson’s Fatal Mistake

Tuesday, October 11th, 2005

You heard it here first!
Dr. James Dobson has spent far too much time in the conservative movement to be considered one of the good ol’’ boys. It could be said that, when the DC establishment does the right thing, Dobson speaks for it. When the DC establishment goes awry, Dobson speaks to it. But, […]

Coalition of the Illin’

Tuesday, October 11th, 2005

I’m a bit behind the curve on this, but MachoNachos has formed the Coalition of the Illin‘ in response to Patrick Ruffini’s Coalition of the Unprincipled, er, Chillin’. This works nicely as e-discontent mixes with Senate discontent. Countless other blogs have similarly come out against the disaster that is the Miers nomination. Most notably, the […]