Notes on Political Venality, Pomposity and Associated Stupidity.

Monday, October 03, 2005


Harriet Miers has the one qualification that any Bush appointee must have; she is a "loyal" Bush acolyte. Never been a judge? No sweat. I mean, Brownie didn't know squat about emergency management and look at what a "heck of a job" he did!

What I find utterly amazing is that the Democrats, including Harry Reid, are all smiles about this, as if Bush had nominated Ted Kennedy to the post. What the hell is wrong with them? Here they have Bush in a corner, the White House totally rattled by innumerable disasters, yet they will lay down for this nominee? I don't get it? Neither do a lot of other Democrats I speak with. They know, as do I, that there is a simple formula at work here; if Bush nominates someone, we shouldn't want them. While Miers has no judicial record to look back on, isn't it clear for all to see that ANYONE Bush nominates will hold firm to his insane, hyper-conservative, evangelical view of the world?

However, here is the really scary part. The GOP wants people to accept that the new crop of Justices won't "legislate from the bench." Really? Of course not. To their credit, this has been a very successfully promulgated load of horse dung that the public, particularly the "Rush told me so" minions believe. What the GOP wants, and is now getting without so much as a half-hearted battle from the Dems, is a Supreme Court that will legislate only for THEIR positions. I don't blame them entirely, but I sure wish that some Democrat, somewhere, would stand up and shout, "We're sick of this lying BS, and we're not going to take it anymore!"