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Monday, October 03, 2005

Bush Has Lost Conservatives

We'll have a lot more on this later, but for now suffice it to say that the choice of Harriet Miers for the Supreme Court is extremely disappointing. President Bush has now set a precedent that open conservatives are not qualified to sit on the highest Court in the land. Bush has sent the message that it is not acceptable to be pro-life in Washington DC, that it's impossible for even a discrete pro-lifer to stand before the Senate Judiciary Committee and admit to believe that human life is sacred.

The Democrats have won again.


Blogger GOPHokie said...

Why did we vote for Bush again?

10:36 AM

Anonymous Bwana said...

Because he wasn't Gore and because he wasn't Kerry...

We are seeing the continued Borking of the Supremes...neither a Democratic or Republican President can send up the best and the brightest candidates, because they will have a paper trail that can be attacked.

It is not a bad thing to send up folks without judicial experience, per se. But at least send up folks with a record of excellence in the judicial field or at some level of endeavor equivalent to the Supremes. Not withstanding politics, FDR sent up Hugo Black (2-term us senator), William Douglas (yale law dean, SEC chairman), James Byrnes (US Senator, future sec/state adn SC Gov), and Felix Frankfurter (Brilliant law professor). LBJ sent up Abe Fortas, who has been judged near great for his work as an associate justice (see poll of legal historians in "Presidents and Justices" by H. Abraham).

The people are out there. Jeez, send up the first team, not the first crony!

11:26 AM

Blogger Robert said...

This is really not Bush's fault. We need a stronger Conservative/Republican majority in the Senate. Besides, there is some evidence that Miers is a stealth conservative who is very likely to fly the originalism and textualism banner.

1:05 PM

Blogger GOPHokie said...

Look folks, I am very hopeful that Bush has made the right choice. I give him the benefit of the doubt.
But thats what we did for Anthony Kennedy.
Thats what we did with O'Connor.
Thats what we did with Souter.
I am sick of giving the benfit of the doubt. I want to know how that person will act when they get to the court, not wait 10 years to see.

1:22 PM


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