Hell Just Got Colder

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Hell Just Got Colder

Just for today and just for as long as it takes to read her scathing anti-Miers, anti-Bush screed, I love Ann Coulter. Ann succinctly explains why so many conservatives are insulted and outraged by the nomination of Harriet Miers.
First, Bush has no right to say "Trust me." He was elected to represent the American people, not to be dictator for eight years. Among the coalitions that elected Bush are people who have been laboring in the trenches for a quarter-century to change the legal order in America. While Bush was still boozing it up in the early '80s, Ed Meese, Antonin Scalia, Robert Bork and all the founders of the Federalist Society began creating a farm team of massive legal talent on the right.
Being a Supreme Court justice ought to be a mind-numbingly tedious job suitable only for super-nerds trained in legal reasoning like John Roberts. Being on the Supreme Court isn't like winning a "Best Employee of the Month" award. It's a real job.
However nice, helpful, prompt and tidy she is, Harriet Miers isn't qualified to play a Supreme Court justice on "The West Wing," let alone to be a real one. Both Republicans and Democrats should be alarmed that Bush seems to believe his power to appoint judges is absolute. This is what "advice and consent" means.
It's a very rare thing, but I agree with Ann Coulter. From the looks of it no matter what Miers says or does, she's just not qualified. As for Bush, the only way to save face at this point is to nominate someone else. I sincerely wonder if he would be willing to do that, after all he nominated Miers because of her status as his wonderful, loyal friend. It would be humiliating for them both. To turn his back on her in the face of criticism would be an act of betrayal, it would also imply that has to consider the opinions of other people. All of these things seem to go against Bush's grain.

Pass the popcorn.

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