October 04, 2005

My thoughts on the Miers nomination.

Well, even though I'm no political pundit, I'll give you my two cents worth on President Bush's nomination of Harriet Miers for the Supreme Court.

I'll start off by saying that she wouldn't have been my first pick. Since the first I ever heard of her was when her name became the headline in the paper, that's not too surprising. I'd probably have leaned more towards someone I had some sort of name recognition for. But since, as I said before I'm no political pundit, there weren't a lot of names that I was familiar with. Maybe Janice Rogers Brown, or that Alito guy. People who's names I've seen on some of the more political blogs. (I wouldn't have minded seeing Ann Coulter nominated either, just to watch the Left have a collective aneurysm.)

Yeah, I've got a lot of weight behind my decisions...

I guess it boils down to the fact that I wasn't elected President of the United States, so I really don't get to pick any Supreme Court Justices. And just because I voted for the guy who is President doesn't mean he has to do everything exactly the way I want. If that was the case, I would be President.

But President Bush better watch out, if he gets too many people mad at him, he'll never get re-elected in 2008.

Listening to the political junkies out there, one almost gets the feeling that they think that the President is making his Supreme Court picks by placing an ad with e-Harmony, that internet marriage broker.

Married White President, seeks Judicial nominee. Should be someone I already know very well. A minority or woman a plus, but not necessary. Only serious inquiries please. No political baggage please. - GWB

On the other, more serious hand, the President is known for being the kind of person who likes to have the best possible people around him. If that is the case, then cronyism or not, the people nearest to him may be way up on his list of choices because of their existing competence. For all of former FEMA director Michael Brown's problems with the media and looking like a crony pick of the President, he did do a very admiral job on three or four hurricane relief jobs before New Orleans. And even then, his biggest mistake was looking stupid on TV.

Anyways, that's my two cents on the whole matter. You can keep the change.

Posted by GEBIV at October 4, 2005 08:56 PM | TrackBack

I'm thinking Sam the Eagle from the Muppet Show, myself :-)

Posted by: Harvey at October 6, 2005 06:11 PM
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