Miers Withdraws...

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  1. PastorSBC1303

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    Miers Withdraws Supreme Court Nomination
    Oct 27 9:36 AM US/Eastern
    By TERENCE HUNT
    AP White House Correspondent

    Harriet Miers withdrew her nomination to be a Supreme Court justice Thursday in the face of stiff opposition and mounting criticism about her qualifications.

    President Bush said he reluctantly accepted her decision to withdraw, after weeks of insisting that he did not want her to step down. He blamed her withdrawal on calls in the Senate for the release of internal White House documents that the administration has insisted were protected by executive privilege.

    "It is clear that senators would not be satisfied until they gained access to internal documents concerning advice provided during her tenure at the White House _ disclosures that would undermine a president's ability to receive candid counsel," Bush said. "Harriet Miers' decision demonstrates her deep respect for this essential aspect of the constitutional separation of powers _ and confirms my deep respect and admiration for her."


    http://www.breitbart.com/news/2005/10/27/D8DGDFR00.html
     
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    I've been expecting this.

    The nomination process has become an abomination.

    Some folks even made fun of the way John Robert's kids were dressed.

    We never really got a chance to know her with all the noise surrounding her nomination.
     
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    I agree, the nomination and confirmation process needs to be reined in.
     
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    Can we say that Miers 'aborted' her nomination? ;)

    Notice how nicely they couched this in terms of protecting Excutive branch confidentiality protection rather than say, "we didn't have the votes from our parties base so we withdrew rather than lose."

    Which thread has the office pool for the next nominee?
     
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    Speculation only at this point! However, now we'll never know.

    I was not overjoyed at her nomination, wishing that Pres Bush would pick a stronger (Was she or wasn't she?) conservative, but I'm even less overjoyed that the process has taken such a turn.

    I would have far more liked to have seen her face acceptance or rejection, and proceeded from there.

    The real tragedy of this is the "legitimization" of the witch hunt tactics that the senate is using, and the "filibuster" (HA!!) threats from the dems.

    The whole process has become not much more than a comedy of errors, with the country paying the price of power hungry politicians' ambitions.

    MARANATHA!!!
     
  6. Magnetic Poles

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    The confirmation SHOULD be very rigorous. These are lifetime appointments that affect the lives of all Americans. Nobody, regardless of politics, should be a "shoe in".
     
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    So who's arguing against this idea?
     
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    Rigorous is not the word for what currently takes place.IMO
     
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    Agreed.
     
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    I can't believe the "religious right" can be so stupid! The Democrats knew that Miers was a conservative Christian and a strict constructionist. They knew she would overturn Roe v Wade if given the opportunity. They knew she would be confirmed by the Republican dominated Senate. So, they cooked up a diabolical plan to put one over on the stupid "religious right." A few of the Democratic leaders came out in favor of Miers nomination and the incredibly stupid "religious right" thought, "if the Democrats are for her, we must be against her" and forced her to withdraw. How stupid can these people be?
     
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    Oh Pul-eeeeeese!
     
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    What can I say? You know how liberals make mountains out of mole hills. Or invent stuff.
     
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    I agree. People on the right were to against Meirs. They accepted Roberts who is Catholic but rejected Meirs who was a member of an Evangelical Church for 25 yrs. Doesn't make much sense. IMO

    Nate
     
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    Church membership is no determination of someone's political philosophy.
     
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    I don't think the religious right were stupid at all. They managed to sink her nomination which the Democrats probably would not have been able to do.

    There were legitimate questions about her suitablity for the office - that she had no judicial experience, little experience with constitutional law, that she made an error of fact in citing a constitutional issue, that she failed to answer her senate questionaire adequately, that she considers Bush to be the most brilliant man she ever met.

    Bush may kowtow to the religious righties now that they kicked his behind or he could try a well-qualified moderate similar to Roberts. I suspect it will be the former.
     
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    Okay,

    Now lets appoint Sam Cummings.

    Conservative, Christian, Baptist - - has already taken pro Christian stances in rulings.
     
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    Link to Judge Cummings re Constitution (Second Amendment Foundation):
     
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    I still want John Ashcroft.
     
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    I thinkyou have a point here. There were two things at play here:

    1 - John Roberts ws a very good nominee, so much so that any nominee after him would have big shoes to fill. Meiers simply wasn't as solid of a nominee, not remotely close.

    2 - Bush should have stayed on track by sticking to his beliefs of her perspective judicial philosophy. There would arise every now and then a tangent on her religion, or her abortion writings, or lottery actions, etc. All sideissues, really. But nominees often get tanked because of side issues. This one tanked before confirmation hearings were an issue.

    Bush needs to find another Roberts. Then again, the next nomineee may appear quite astute when following the Meiers nomination.
     

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