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10/6/05

Harriet Miers, who did you get out of jail late at night?

From the NYTimes; "Ms. Miers, meanwhile, continued her rounds of Capitol Hill. Senator Mike DeWine, Republican of Ohio, pronounced her "tough as nails" after an hourlong meeting with her. Responding to criticism that Ms. Miers had never been a judge, Mr. DeWine praised the breadth of her practical experience in the White House and in her long career as a private lawyer. "She is somebody who has gone out late at night to get someone out of jail," Mr. DeWine said she had told him. "

Just wondering, if she is GW Bush's personal attorney, how many OTHER clients does she have? Was this a referral to getting GW out on drunk driving or something? The question just hit me when I read the article. Thought it was a funny way for someone to show they are qualified to sit on the supreme court. The fact that she got GW or someone out of jail late at night isn't much of a qualification.

On Wednesday, however, the Democrats mostly stood back as conservatives took aim at the selection of Ms. Miers. Mr. Will, a conservative essayist, made the case for her rejection in a syndicated column published on Wednesday. "There is no evidence that she is among the leading lights of American jurisprudence, or that she possesses talents commensurate with the Supreme Court's tasks," he wrote.

If 100 legal experts had each recommended 100 top candidates for the Supreme Court, Mr. Will added, "Miers's name probably would not have appeared in any of the 10,000 places on those lists."


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