October 10, 2005

Well, the sentiment coming from

Well, the sentiment coming from the GOP and other Miers supporters is to "trust the President." It seems to me, that in a case where an individual is nominated to the highest court in the land, the words "trust the President" shouldn't even be a consideration. I mean, seriously, is this the best they can offer? Shouldn't an individual nominated to this position have some kind of extensive background in judicial decisions? Shouldn't that individual's accomplishments speak for themselves? Why is this "trust the President" rhetoric even being tossed around? This is not to demonize Ms. Miers in any way. I'm sure that she is a great attorney and probably an even greater person. The fact is, despite all of this, she simply isn't qualified. This is being echoed throughout the blogosphere and in the conservative media:

John Hawkins points out the results of a poll he took of conservative bloggers on her nomination. Of those polled, 49% said that Bush made a bad or terrible decision in nominating her.

Sydney Carton over at Aggressive Conservative points out several links regarding the lack of support for her nomination. He also points out that she may even be a liberal

Polipundit has also changed his tune.

Captain Ed has also raised important questions about the nomination.

Of course Michelle Malkin has been very critical of the nomination as has Ann Coulter.

Donald Lambro reported today in the Washington Tmes that all seems well among the rank and file in the GOP. He even mentions my home state:

In Alabama, a state that gave Mr. Bush 62.5 percent of its vote last year, Republican Chairman Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh said, "People respect [Mr. Bush?s] choice. A lot of people would like to know more about her, but the president has had the most personal contact with her, knows her thoughts, abilities and beliefs, and we trust him to make the right decision. Overwhelmingly, that's what I hear people saying."
While I wouldn't consider myself one of the "rank and file" of the GOP, I certainly do consider myself a conservative and an Alabama citizen not happy with this nomination.

I think it's safe to say that this could be the straw that breaks the camel's back. The neocons are calling to "trust the President" while the traditional conservatives in the blogosphere and elsewhere are letting it be known that they aren't happy.

Simply put: Harriet Miers does not have the qualfications necessary to sit on the highest court in the land. There were (and still are I might add) better, and more qualified, candidates for this position. From Janice Rogers Brown to Michael Luttig, there are a plethora of judges which would fit in the mold of Scalia or Thomas. Miers should withdraw her nomination.

Posted by everyman at October 10, 2005 08:31 PM | TrackBack
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