The Fifth Horseman: Bad Harriet!

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

 

Bad Harriet!

Hats off to Maureen Dowd for this title: "Naughty Harry: Lawyering Without a License". That's right, ladies and gentlemen. This woman, who has been nominated to the most powerful judicial body in the nation, can't seem to perform a task as simple as paying the dues that allow her to practice law in Washington D.C. From Dowd's article:
I was just coming to grips with the idea that a Supreme Court nominee doesn't need to have any experience for the job.

Now it turns out that a Supreme Court nominee doesn't even need to always be a lawyer in good standing.

Harriet Miers shared a little secret about herself on her application to be an associate justice: "Earlier this year, I received notice that my dues for the District of Columbia bar were delinquent and as a result, my ability to practice law in D.C. had been suspended."

Did that little dog on the birthday card she sent W. eat her dues?

Wow...just wow. This is the same woman that could be, if the nomination goes through, handing down rulings on gun control and abortion.

Speaking of choice...the woman is against it. This frightening tidbit came from the LA Times:
Supreme Court nominee Harriet E. Miers told a conservative group in 1989 that she opposed abortion and would "actively support" legislation to severely restrict the procedure should the Supreme Court overturn Roe vs. Wade, documents released Tuesday showed.

Granted, this survey is 16 years old...so, there has been some time for Miers to see the error of her anti-choice ways. But, nevertheless, this hardly inspires any confidence in my cold, liberal heart.

When put into the simplest of terms, Harriet Miers = Inexperienced and Anti-Choice.

On a happier note, the first two episodes of "The Colbert Report" have been, on the whole, immensely enjoyable. Although I have lost the will to compose a full-length review of the show, I will post a link to this fellow, who composed an extensive review that, for the most part, corresponds with my own opinion.

Read, and enjoy. Or, better yet, watch it and decide for yourself.

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