Monday, October 03, 2005

Harriet Miers a Conservative ?

The "good" news -

"It is the responsibility of every generation to be true to the founders' vision of the proper role of the courts in our society," Miers said. "If confirmed, I recognize that I will have a tremendous responsibility to keep our judicial system strong and to help ensure that the courts meet their obligations to strictly apply the laws and the Constitution."

Supporters call Miers a great lawyer who understands the limited role they think judges should play in society and the importance of strictly adhering to the Constitution.

"In nominating Ms. Miers, the president has reaffirmed his commitment to appointing judges who will respect the rule of law and not legislate from the bench," said Noel Francisco, former assistant White House counsel and deputy assistant attorney general during the Bush administration.

The bad news -

*Harriet Miers gave cash contribution to the Democratic National Committee in 1988 for Gores Presidential bid.
*Miers contributed $1,000 to the Democratic National Committee Services Corp. in 1988.
*She was a 'Conservative' Democrat who later became a Republican. Miers was Democrat througout the 1980s - during the Reagan years when Reagan won 49 of 50 states.
*Gave $1,000 to another prominent Democrat - Lloyd Bentsen, Texas senator in 1988.
*Is the pick of (D) Harry Reid - Nev. - Senate minority leader.

Is this a good pick, or a cop out? I am leaning towards cop out at this moment.

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