Gop Aides Join Resistance Over Miers Nomination


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rick_reno
October 11, 2005, 10:56 PM
I doubt it will happen, but this could blow up in the Presidents face - forcing him to appoint a conservative with a track record. I've written my Senators urging them to vote no. I think Bush likes "being President" - but he doesn't like "doing President". He needs to do the job people put in him office to do.

http://www.drudgereport.com/flash1.htm

GOP AIDES JOIN RESISTANCE OVER MIERS NOMINATION
Tue Oct 11 2005 20:52:44 ET

As the White House seeks to rally senators behind the Supreme Court nomination of Harriet E. Miers, lawyers for the Republican senators on the Judiciary Committee are expressing dissatisfaction with the choice and pushing back against her, aides to six of the 10 Republican committee members tell Wednesday's NEW YORK TIMES.

"Everybody is hoping that something will happen on Miers, either that the president would withdraw her or she would realize she is not up to it and pull out while she has some dignity intact," a lawyer to a Republican committee member said.

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beerslurpy
October 11, 2005, 10:59 PM
This is awesome. Talk about democracy in action.

The tinfoil hat is telling me that Bush is making an obviously conservative-betraying move so that someone else can defeat him and assume the mantle of leading the Republican party. I mean, it's not like Bush can run again. Watch for a new leader to be crowned after this. He will run for president too.

Bill Frist? It is clearly a prize he has his eyes on. And being in the senate, he is well situated to kill the Miers nomination and force a Janice Rogers Brown nomination (or similar). The entire republican base would be eating out of his hand if he pulled that off.

grampster
October 11, 2005, 11:22 PM
Try this one on for size. Conservative insiders are orchestrating the resistance to Miers. Reason: The Democrats are caught hook line and sinker into voting for her to spite the Conservatives. But, :what: :D the joke is on them. She is, in fact, the stealth candidate. The conservative stealth candidate. The president's little fat bald guy strikes again. :neener:

You heard it first here.

longeyes
October 11, 2005, 11:51 PM
The joke is always on us.

In less than a year Bush has managed, like Samson, to pull the temple down around him.

publius
October 12, 2005, 07:50 AM
I've been out of the country and not keeping up w/the hearings, but I really want Miers to answer only two questions:

Do you agree with the majority or the dissents in Kelo (http://straylight.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/04-108.ZS.html)?

Do you agree with the majority or the dissents in Raich (http://straylight.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/03-1454.ZS.html)?

Both questions are perfectly fair game, and she should answer them. I hope all of you will write to your Senators and ask them to ask those two questions.

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