Friday, October 21, 2005


Ya know, the whole Harriet Miers fiasco is just too much some days. I mean, how embarrassing is it to be given back your questionnaire and told that your answers were inadequate? At the same time, from the minute I learned of her nomination, I felt it was an insult: an insult to female judges everywhere. Harriet Miers, the former personal attorney to the current president who has never presided as a judge a day in her life, is the "most qualified" person to fill Sandra Day O'Connor's seat on the court. Hmm. Seems like a no-brainer. Can't be.

But it's hard to find yourself agreeing with the right-wingers that the nomination is a mistake. And it's hard to see a woman who is no doubt well-educated and capable being demeaned so dreadfully by the Senate. And the hearings haven't even begun.

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