Tuesday, October 04, 2005

On the Nomination of Harriet Miers to Become a Supreme Court Justice

Huh?

Where's her time actually spent as a judge?

I admit there's nothing in the Constitution that requires a Supreme Court nominee to have any judicial background or even to be a lawyer. Don't we want someome who at least has a little experience trying cases and weighing decisions that affect people's lives?

I could also hazard a guess that President Bush is doing this as a "keep 'em guessing" move on his part, but why would he do something like this now? This nomination doesn't make sense to me.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Its all about loyalty: Bush is rewarding a team player in his administration. Credentials generally do seem to take a back seat to perceived trustworthiness in Bush's government. This may be good for internal discipline and staying 'on message' but it is, IMO, tunnel vision.