Tuesday, October 04, 2005
Hattie Miers For The SCOTUS
I have to say, if there is nothing else I like about this nomination of Hattie Miers it is the fact that she is Not a former (or sitting) judge. I am so tired of this "professional" class of politicians and judges these days. This isn't Patrician Rome, folks. It is the US of A and we are supposed to be able to make it by the sweat of our brow and our good works, not because we have achieved the status of a certain "office" to move up from.
This is why Senators never win the presidency. Because Americans know that a Senator is already in government and they don't need to be given a higher position. And we don't want a class of professional politicians who go from one Federal office to the next on up the chain ad infinitum.
If we ever start voting in senators, then we will see a never ending list of men who are "next in line" to take their "deserved" office and that we need to avoid at all costs.
We need fresh voices in government not voices that are trained by the establishment in Washington D.C. Ms. Miers is that woman.
I am also a bit flabbergasted that the "conservative" movement (whom ever they are) didn't even wait for the nomination to get to the news before they lost their minds. Isn't there such a thing as party unity among the right?
Lastly, I don't for a minute believe that we could have gotten an ultra conservative to pass muster in the Senate. We haven't the conservative vote in that august body of representatives to do so. We have too many cryin' Voinies, jumpin' Jeffords and Leftie Lincolns to expect to sail through on the strength of the GOP vote. Too many would have defected and Bush hasn't the clout to whip them into line. He never did.
I am not 100% convinced that Miers is the best we could do, but she isn't chopped liver, folks. I don't feel this is a bad nomination. It certainly isn't the calamity the far right thinks it is. I am prepared to support the president in this matter.
Now, if only we could cut his wild eyed spending!
By Warner Todd Huston
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