The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

22 October 2005

Fences straddled, inquire within

So far I haven't taken any real position on Harriet Miers' nomination to the Supreme Court; while she wasn't my first (or even twenty-first) choice, I'm having too much fun watching a substantial segment of the GOP conveniently forgetting all that "All we ask is a simple up-or-down vote" stuff they blathered about on behalf of, for instance, John Bolton.

While one should never underestimate a Texas woman, and she's easily as qualified for the post as, say, McGehee, and has nicer legs to boot, this is not what I'd consider sufficient recommendation for the highest court in the land. Still, I'm not inclined to make a major fuss just yet, so for now, and with all due respect to N. Z. Bear, I am neutral on the Miers nomination.

Posted at 8:14 PM to Political Science Fiction


Maybe I'm just not in lockstep with Quag's other critics, but I wouldn't mind an up-or-down vote on this nomination, if we could be sure the odds of that vote resulting in "up" were in reasonable proportion to her apparent qualifications.

I think you would find this perfectly consistent with my stand on up-or-down votes for Bolton, Brown (not "Brownie"), Garza, and all the rest.

Posted by: McGehee at 8:24 PM on 22 October 2005

Checking out both McGehee and Miers from the shoulders up, I'd have to say McGehee probably blows her away in the legs department.

Posted by: Vickie at 11:08 AM on 23 October 2005

Vickie, you're liable to turn my head.

[cough]

Sorry.

Posted by: McGehee at 1:23 PM on 23 October 2005

I think this thread is closeable now.

Posted by: Vickie at 2:08 PM on 23 October 2005

I think it's dying on its own.

Posted by: CGHill at 9:13 AM on 24 October 2005