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Bloviating Zeppelin: Miers Withdraws Herself From SCOTUS Candidacy

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Miers Withdraws Herself From SCOTUS Candidacy

Well, it only took four tries via Blogger, but I finally got in -- I suspect other thousands of bloggers were attempting the same thing: access for comment.

Harriet Miers has now officially withdrawn her name as a candidate for the US Supreme Court. Sorry Hugh. From the AP:

President Bush said he reluctantly accepted her decision to withdraw, after weeks of insisting that he did not want her to step down. He blamed her withdrawal on calls in the Senate for the release of internal White House documents that the administration has insisted were protected by executive

The Blogosphere and various hundreds of pundits and political commentators will now speculate about the credibility of the Bush Administration, the future of the GOP, blah blah blah. "We're plummeting down in flames," some R-Wing wonks will wail. There will be much breast beating and self-flagellation. Bleeding for the sake of blood. This afternoon Hugh Hewitt will rail, bemoan, point fingers and say "We didn't even hear from her!" All true; we didn't.

Now, Mr. President. NOW is the time to suck it up, take a big breath, gird thy loins and put up your dukes. You've got three more years, Mr. President. What you do now will most DEFINITELY define those remaining years.

I predicted this outcome in my 10-13 post and posited that Mr. Bush should create a new Short List of nominees to the SCOTUS.

I repeat myself at the risk of being a member of the Department of Redundancy Department: Mr. Bush, you have been given a huge opportunity: the chance to appoint three members to the US Supreme Court. This an incredible, historic opportunity. You will potentially affect a full one-third of the court.

Go for a strict constitutional constructionist. A legal SCC scholar. A Brown. A Luttig. A McConnell. Take the fight right back to the L-Wing. Make calls. Lean on people. Go public. Communicate. Ask for help. Rally your GOP. But FIGHT. Make a STAND. Do NOT appease; the time for conciliation is OVER.

Earth to President Bush: you were delivered a message from your supporters. Did you receive it? In my opinion, Miers did what was right. Can you, sir?


Blogger Little Miss Chatterbox said...

Great Blog!! I have been so torn over the Harriet Miers nomination but I must admit I'm relieved she withdrew. I first became a political news junkie in 1997 and ever since then my main concern was getting strict constructionists back on the court. I was a nervous wreck during the 30 day standoff between Gore and Bush in 2000 because of this issue. The thought of Gore putting people on the court scared me to death. And then in 2004 I put a lot of my life on hold to help with Bush's campaign. So this issue has been so important to me. And the thought that we might possibly have a bad nominee when this was such a huge opportunity was so hard for me. I pray that he picks a solid conservative like Janice Rogers Brown so the fight can be with the democrats and not with his own base. I know not all things are worth fighting for but this is definitely a hill worth dieing on.

Thu Oct 27, 08:52:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

LMC: you definitely have to pick and choose your battles; if there is any political issue worth drawing a line in the sand, this would be it.

Thu Oct 27, 10:12:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Mahndisa S. Rigmaiden said...

10 27 05

Ms. Chatterbox:
I agree with you about JRB he had better choose her UGH!

Blo Zep:
Who would you have him choose?

Thu Oct 27, 12:06:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

In order, I would go for an In Your Face appointment like JRB -- but I'm just kinda wired like that. Second: Luttig. Third: McConnell. Fourth: Jones.

Thu Oct 27, 12:38:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Mahndisa S. Rigmaiden said...

10 27 05

Hey BloZep:
Thx for the response and you are so right, I would agree with you about McConnell, although I don't know much about the other ones. A research challenge thx! Also, if you look at your profile views, they have grown! I think you are getting some regular blog traffic and am pleased for you. Keep it up!

Thu Oct 27, 01:21:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

"Regular blog traffic," eh? And you can determine that by going to your profile? I didn't know that. I'll go look now. Thanks!

Thu Oct 27, 01:40:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Georgiapeach said...

Hey, I got here through Mahndisa. Good post, although I am not really into politics.

Thu Oct 27, 03:42:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Little Miss Chatterbox said...

Thanks again for the technical help. I have been trying to figure out the link thing forever. The step I was missing was just simply highlighting the word. Now I can put links in my blog, yah!!!!!!!!

Thu Oct 27, 10:35:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

GeorgiaPeach: hey, thanks for reaching across the country and reading my post!

LMC: isn't it cool how you can do that? Ya kinda feel invincible now, don't you? Another reason why Blogger is so cool. And FREE. And untaxed by the UN.

Fri Oct 28, 05:06:00 AM PDT  

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