Thursday, October 27, 2005

Iago's Dots...

Miers Withdraws Nomination...

Mr.Atos

Harriet Miers has withdrawn her nomination to the the United States Supreme Court.
AP reports this morning...

The White House said Miers had withdrawn her name because of a bipartisan effort in Congress to gain access to internal documents related to her role as counsel to the president.
But, only 15 minutes into the story at time of posting, already the negative spin has begun. The story continues...

But politics played a larger role: Bush's conservative backers had doubts about her ideological purity, and Democrats had little incentive to help the nominee or the embattled GOP president.The withdrawal stunned Washington on a day when the capital was awaiting potential bad news for the administration on another front — the possible indictments of senior White House aides in the CIA leak case.

Many Conservatives were hoping and even campaigning for this. David Frum of NationalReview.com, perhaps her harshest Conservative critic, had even begun efforts to lobby first against Miers nomination and ultimately against her confirmation. The animosity against this woman's nomination, and denigration of her professional character from her fellows on the Right was childlike at least, and borderline reprehensible at worst.

But, it worked. Today Mier's critics have got what they wanted. In an interview with Hugh Hewitt on his Tuesday show, Stanley Kurtz articulated the primary argument against the confirmation of Harriet Miers from the Right. I paraphrase, ”Well, when you connect all of the dots, you get a very troubling picture of Miers.” As usual, Radioblogger has the transcript. I heard many on the Right make the point that Stanley reiterated. And while none could point to any specific bit of chronicled evidence by which to reject this nominee without hearing, many became convinced that she was the wrong choice. Might I remind those critics that, Othello also connected Iago’s dots and gained a troubling picture of Desdemona.

To them we say... YOU HAD BETTER BEEN RIGHT!

Because, this morning the Left thinks it received an early Christmas present, too.

See also...
Hugh Hewitt, Captain's Quarters, Powerline, Michelle Malkin (relief indeed, Emilia!), Anchoress (with many links), and Okie on the Lam (with his usual good synopsis.)



(edited 10.27.05.12:41)

Update:

Let's recall my original assessment of the Miers nomination... Bangalore Torpedo.

4 comments:

olga said...

Well, I believe that the common sense finally prevailed.
I firmly believe that in order to be nominated to the highest court of the country the person should have stellar legal credentials. Let's put it this way, in order to become a clerk to a federal jusge one must have much better credentials that 50% of the lawyers. Would not you think the same selective process should apply to the SCOTUS nominee? Plus, a corporate lawyer has no exposure to the ConLaw at all while being a constitutional scholar is obviously essential for the SCOTUS nominee... In fact, I am very concerned that it took her that long to withdraw. As a lawyer, I understand that this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity but one must be concerned about one's country not one's career ambitions...
I really hope that the President's next choice will be someone from the A-list and that the senators after this uproar will find enough balls among them to nuke the filibuster and push this new and deserving candidate through in no time...

Mr.Atos said...

I hope you're right?

Rovin said...

It appears that Mikes "MOOSEMUSS" post here on October 05, 2005,
(http://mysandmen.blogspot.com/2005/10/applying-principles-of-war-to-harriet.html) may have been a little off the mark. But I can't help thinking their may still be more to this strategy. Can we have a "MOOSEMUSS PART TWO"?

Olga said...

Or may be the whole thing was to ensure that the new really conservative nominee won't have any problem at all for everybody would already be exhausted by fighting over Miers' candidacy??
then the President has even more "devious" mind that Major Mike credited him with :O) Good!