Monday, July 31, 2006

Andy Card on Miers

This story appears in News Max, in which Andy Card, President Bush's former Chief of Staff, discusses, among other things, Harriet Miers failed nomination to the Supreme Court. These guys must be sniffing glue or something. Card and his ilk appear to continue to cling to the ridiculous notion that Harriet Miers was appropriately qualified for the Supreme Court. Most troubling to me is the assertion that the Miers nomination resulted from the fact that the President found the other female candidates that had been presented to him to be "somehow not right." Edith Jones? Janice Rogers Brown? Karen Williams? Mary Ann Glendon? Edith Clement? Any one of them would have been preferable to Miers, and all are immensely qualified. Far more so than Harriet Miers. Is the President really that clueless? Or is Andy Card simply trying to avoid admitting that the White House had the gall to approach a nomination for a seat on the Supreme Court as somehow equivalent to a seat on some mid-level regulatory agency, as just another opportunity to reward a loyal crony. I am constrained to conclude that we have gotten quality judicial nominees these last 5 1/2 years in spite of, and not because of, the President.

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