Thursday, October 27

Miers: Withdrawn

It's all over the news. I heard it this morning on Fox, and then Laura Ingraham was talking about. I have to say, I am releaved. She did the noble thing by withdrawing. It is my hope the president will follow through with a stronger, originalist and couragous nominee. There is no need for stealth candidates.

Ingraham was commenting this morning on a Miers speach that is cause for concern, and makes the withdrawal even more so welcome. Here are her comments.
Now that Harriet Miers has withdrawn, we have to learn the lesson of the last three and a half weeks. In the text of a 1993 speech she delivered to a Dallas women's group, Harriet Miers sounded more like John Edwards than John Roberts: "We undeniable [sic] still do have a justice system that does not provide justice for all as provided by the Pledge of Allegiance. One justice for rich, one justice for poor. One justice sometimes for minorities, one for whites." On judicial activism, she punts, writing: "When you hear Courts blamed for judicial activism or intrusion where they don't belong...stop and [sic] examine what the elected leadership has done to address the issue at hand...." This speech lacks a clear logic, reasoning, or attention to basic grammar and punctuation. We can't believe that President Bush never read this speech. This speech is not anything that could ever be written by a judicial conservative with a firm grasp of the principle of judicial restraint.