Monday, October 03, 2005

Miers nomination

The media channels are currently being glutted with analysis of Harriet Miers validity as a nominee to be a Justice of the SCOTUS. I have this morning read blog presentations ranging from, "no experience as a judge," to "Bush crony," to "highly professional and loyal." Most strange, one person has claimed she is in fact a lesbian who sent her partner to enter a proxy vote for her in some sort of committee meeting while in Texas (this anonymous individual claimed personal knowledge of this event, claiming that Miers said in advance that she was "sending her partner") .

I thought it would be of interest, that Jay Sekulow, of the Evangelical conservative non-profit, the American Center for Law and Justice, is a supporter of Ms. Miers. He calls her in a recent grouplist email "[an] excellent nominee [and] a strong candidate who shares your values and ideals, and one who will properly interpret the Constitution and not legislate from the bench. She is bright, thoughtful, and a consummate professional."

He adds, "As head of the Texas Bar Association, Harriet Miers attempted to reverse the pro-abortion position of the American Bar Association - returning it to its former position of neutrality."

The PR-fury yet in its infancy demonstrates that members of the conservative establishment have views all over the board concerning Miers' nomination. Many thought that the views of Judge Roberts were such a mystery. Enter Harriet Miers.