04 October 2005

Open Thread

OK, I haven't cleared this with Ken, but, let's try it. Harriet Miers is unqualified to sit on the Supreme Court. Discuss ...

4 comments:

Ken Lammers said...

How can anyone tell? Talk about your stealth candidates . . .

KipEsquire said...

Been there, done that.

Anonymous said...

Personally, I'm glad she hasn't been a judge or a professor. I am amused by how many professors seem to be upset by this. Very telling I think.

FrontierLawStudent said...

I tend to agree with Ann Coulter on this issue. From her column:

"Harriet Miers went to Southern Methodist University Law School, which is not ranked at all by the serious law school reports and ranked No. 52 by US News and World Report. Her greatest legal accomplishment is being the first woman commissioner of the Texas Lottery.

I know conservatives have been trained to hate people who went to elite universities, and generally that's a good rule of thumb. But not when it comes to the Supreme Court.

First, Bush has no right to say "Trust me." He was elected to represent the American people, not to be dictator for eight years. Among the coalitions that elected Bush are people who have been laboring in the trenches for a quarter-century to change the legal order in America. While Bush was still boozing it up in the early '80s, Ed Meese, Antonin Scalia, Robert Bork and all the founders of the Federalist Society began creating a farm team of massive legal talent on the right.

To casually spurn the people who have been taking slings and arrows all these years and instead reward the former commissioner of the Texas Lottery with a Supreme Court appointment is like pinning a medal of honor on some flunky paper-pusher with a desk job at the Pentagon — or on John Kerry — while ignoring your infantrymen doing the fighting and dying."

A little harsh, but true.