October 17, 2005

Accusation of "Sexism" is Ridiculous

Since Harriet Miers was nominated to the Supreme Court there has been some harsh criticism from the right, myself included. I've accused Bush and the GOP of turning their collective backs on us in what will certainly be a critical time for our nation's future. After reading Dr. Dobson's statements last week, though, it became apparent that Miers, while not being the best candidate possible, might be the best choice we have. Of course, the left and the MSM have misinformed the people regarding the issue of "what Dobson knew and when he knew it." They claim that Rove essentially told Dobson that Miers would overturn Roe if given the opportunity, which was false. Rove told Dobson that Miers wasn't the President's top choice but others had withdrawn their names from consideration for the position and Miers was picked. We don't know exactly who withdrew but we can pretty much conclude that they were better suited for the position than Harriet Miers.

That bit of exposition leads me to my next point: this unfounded accusation from Washington of "sexism." The Washington Post pointed out that the President's wife, the first lady, indicated that sexism could be reason for such criticism:

"That's possible, I think that's possible," Mrs. Bush said when asked on NBC's "Today Show" whether criticism that Miers lacked intellectual heft were sexist in nature. She said Miers' accomplishments as a lawyer made her a role model to young women.
Then, Senator Diane Feinstein sniffed around at "sexism" as part of the backlash:
Sen. Dianne Feinstein said she remained open to voting to confirm Miers, citing in part the conservative criticism.

"The way she's being beaten up by the far right is very sexist. People should hold their fire and give people an opportunity to come before a hearing," Feinstein, D-California, said on CNN's "Late Edition."

This just goes to show how out of touch these elitist politicians are with the everyday citizen of the United States. The fact that sexism is being mentioned as even a remote possibility for such harsh criticism is absolutely preposterous. What they don't realize is the fact that many of the critics on the right, including myself, wanted a female. We wanted a Janice Rogers Brown. We wanted an Edith Jones. These are simply two examples of the types of candidates we on the right were looking for: well qualified with a background of firm constructionist jurisprudence who also happen to be, gasp, women. Regardless of whether either of them withdrew themselves or were simply overlooked by the President, he gave us a stealth nominee much like his father did in his term in office. That judge, Souter, turned out to be essentially a liberal vote on the court.

The issue with Ms. Miers is not which direction she faces when she uses the toilet. The issue here is her lack of experience and qualifications. Conservatives have a right to be upset about this nomination and the argument that sexism is involved is absolutely ridiculous.

Posted by everyman at October 17, 2005 04:42 PM | TrackBack
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