The question should be put, which would you want? Bush to nominate Miers, or, Kerry to nominate Lawrence Tribe?
Good point. If Kerry was president ((shudder and puke)) there would be NO DOUBT as to the politics of the person he would pick. Flaming pink as you please hard core left of Socialist left liberal. And I don't know anymore if the gutless Republican majority in the Senate would even have the wevos to oppose it. I certainly trust Bush more than the Senate Republicans. Only about 25 of them seem to consistently have the brass to be conservative all the time no matter the issue because it's a way of life they believe in, not a way of convenience like for mccain and ones like him. There has been ample evidence put foward that Miers will be a conservative Justice just like she's been a politically and ideologically conservative lawyer, person in society, Christian in church, volunteer to conservative causes, etc so on, for so many years. Barring the ability to see the future, all that is good enough for me. Of course I'm scared ****less about having another burn job like suiter and kennedy and o'conner. But I have faith that Bush knows this woman and truly wants a conservative court before he leaves office, and that is the VERY reason that he hass nominated Miers. And frankly, like I said before, I quite like the fact she didn't come from some elitist liberal school like yale or harvard, and given how so many judges are so full of themselves, I like the fact she hasn't been some holier than though on high Judge looking down her nose at the real world from afar. I am encouraged that she's actually been in the real world, seeing how things SHOULD BE, and knows what the Constitution says, and isn't likely to be a stevens or ginsburg who rules based on what they wish it said, or what some socialist in spain or france has ruled.
If John Kerry had nominated Lawrence Tribe there would not have been a single Democrat-or liberal-ashamed of the choice.
The Democratic Party would not have to defend the paucity of scholarship on the part of Tribe.
What's more, the Democrats would not have experienced the political backlash generated by nominating someone who is so obviously unqualified for this position.
I am not a Democrat.
I am not a radical leftist.
I have veneration for the U.S. Constitution, and to me the law is a sacred, inviolable institution.
So to compare me-or others here-to a group that has no such respect for this nation's bedrock legal document is not only inapt, but is rather insulting.
So many of the Bush sycophants over the past week have invoked the damage being inflicted upon the Republican Party because of the turmoil caused by the Miers nomination.
Forget for a moment that President Bush is the one solely culpable for this dismal state of affairs.
What I want to make clear is that this trauma demonstrates that there is a significant number of conservatives-hopefully a majority-who aren't willing to renounce the values that they have spent their lifetimes cherishing and advocating in the public square merely in order to satisfy the parochial interests of one man.
From my perspective, that's something to be proud of.
Talk about starting an argument from false assumptions and false dichotomies.