Thursday, October 27, 2005

Common Sense Finally Prevails

Harriet Miers finally withdraws her own name. This is a blessing for Miers, the Administration and conservatives at large. Now President Bush needs to make good on his promise of appointing someone who has a proven track record as a strict constructionist, someone in the mold of Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas. Visit and send a message to the president.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Questions for Miers Supporters

RedState has posted an excellent list of 22 questions for the likes of Hugh Hewitt and other defenders of the Miers nomination. Sometimes you have to wonder if these people are so blindly loyal to the president that they would be willing to follow him right over a cliff.

Could This be the Final Straw for Conservatives?

Gary Bauer reported today that a number of speeches given by Harriet Miers in 1993 contain highly concerning statements regarding Miers' viewpoints on women that she admires, abortion and the role of religion in society. If this report is true, it should once and for confirm the fact that Miers is the wrong judicial candidates for conservatives. Those who call themselves conservatives and continue to defend this nomination are revealing their colors -- loyalty to a party or person versus to loyalty to conservative principles.

RINOs Nixed More Qualified Candidates

Wall Street Journal columnist John Fund has suggested that other more highly qualified candidates were nixed by Republicans! In Monday's opinion journal John writes:

"One federal judge was nixed by a powerful senator over a judicial opinion that would have been attacked by feminists. Priscilla Owen and Janice Rogers Brown, both of whom won tough confirmation battles for seats on appellate courts only this spring, were nixed by other GOP Senators as too tough a battle for the high court. Alice Batchelder of the Sixth Circuit was deep-sixed by an old Ohio political rival, Republican National Committee co-chairman Jo Ann Davidson. The White House and some senators deemed Edith Jones of the Fifth Circuit too difficult to confirm. Given Mr. Bush's idée fixe that the nominee had to be a woman, it's possible the White House allowed itself to be pushed into a corner in which Ms. Miers was literally the only female left."

We have too many people in Washington who are Republicans in Name Only (RINOs). They espouse conservative values during election cycles only to abandon those values when entering the political gauntlet within the Beltway. The botched Miers nomination is as much the responsibility of RINO Senators as it is the Administration.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

New TV Ad Airs on Fox

A newly formed conservative group has announced the launch of a television ad asking for the withdrawal of the Miers' nomination. It should be interesting to see how the White House reacts to this. I'm wondering when the Administration is going to get a clue that Harriet Miers will never be confirmed. I predict this thing will be a disaster if Miers does not withdraw before the confirmation hearings.

An Update on A Way Out

My prior post appears prophetic. Senators are demanding documents pertaining to Miers' work in the White House and the president is refusing to release the documents. Now all we need is Harriet to do the right thing and withdraw her name.