Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Detail-Oriented?
Harriet the Judge

Much has been made of BushCo's attempt at a re-do at marketing Harriet Miers' SCOTUS nomination. I don't think they had this in mind; from the NYTimes:
The contentious nomination of Harriet E. Miers to the Supreme Court hit another snag this afternoon when both the Republican chairman and ranking Democrat of the Senate Judiciary Committee said her responses to senators' questions had thus far been unsatisfactory.

The committee chairman, Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, said Ms. Miers should redo a questionnaire prepared by a bipartisan Senate panel because her initial responses had been insufficient on "many, many of the items."

The ranking Democrat, Senator Patrick J. Leahy of Vermont, agreed that Ms. Miers's effort on the questionnaire had been "inadequate," adding that some of his Senate colleagues had found her responses "ranged from incomplete to insulting."
Well, she's not the rock star that Mr. Roberts was...


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