Thursday, October 20, 2005

The Rock
Harriet the Judge

I really don't see Harriet Miers even getting to the Senate confirmation hearings--it's becoming a daily dance of mixed messages and incompetance. Still, Bush is one stubborn dude, so I'm sure he'll keep going with this one just as he flogged social security privatization even after everyone around him conceded it was dead. Here's the latest on Harriet "The Rock" Miers from Salon's War Room:
But Miers is constant, right? A rock, an evergreen, and not one of those aspens that are always turning out west? Well, not exactly. Bush -- who ought to know a few things about life changes -- said earlier this month that he knows that Miers will always be the person she's always been: "I know her well enough to be able to say that she's not going to change, that 20 years from now she'll be the same person with the same philosophy that she is today," Bush said. "She'll have more experience, she'll have been a judge, but, nevertheless, her philosophy won't change."

So how about this? Sen. Herb Kohl met with Miers today, and during their meeting he asked her about that 1989 questionnaire in which she said that she supported a constitutional amendment outlawing abortion except when necessary to prevent the death of the mother. Miers' answer? "She made the point that it was at a different time for a different purpose, that we should not read too much into that in terms of where she might be on the issue of privacy and a woman's right to choose."


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