Thursday, October 27, 2005

Miers withdraws her nomination

Bush blames it on the request for internal White House documents.

Why did this not effect Justice Roberts also, considering senators never received those missing 15 years, right?

Shrub admits that he was reluctant to accept Miers request. Whatever. I think it's interesting that the far right republicans had such doubts about her they "were not able to overcome" yet Roberts passed with flying colors.

I think it had a lot to do with Miers inability to be pinned down to one ideology whereas Roberts had a long history of maintaining the same close-minded beliefs that all republicans must adhere to now. Sure we were missing a large chunk of his writing but what does that matter? He's adamently anti-choice (though stating during the hearings that abortion was indeed a right to privacy implied under the 14th Amendment), anti-gay, anti-right to die, anti-affirmative action...need I go on? The far right is very worried because they want her to be more like them.

Bush's conservative backers had doubts about her ideological purity, and Democrats had little incentive to help the nominee or the embattled GOP president.

She was a bad choice all around more so because she did not have the necessary experience to warrant her nomination to begin with.

Now let's just hope he still chooses a woman and its not someone like Priscilla Owen.