Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Why Miers?

I hate to agree with Grumbly Muffin, but I think she might be right on why President Bush nominated Harriet Miers.

Consider these words from Rush Limbaugh (as captured by Media Matters).
Another American judge, U.S. District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein, has sided with our enemies of Al Qaeda. Pictures of detainee abuse at the Abu Ghraib prison must be released, despite government claims they could damage America's image. Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein said terrorists in Iraq and Afghanistan have proven that they do not need pretexts for their barbarism. The American Civil Liberties Union sought the release of 87 photographs and four videotapes as part of an October 2003 lawsuit.

Anything you can to harm and destroy the country, anything you can to be critical of this country, would be permissible on the wacko American Left.
Is there any doubt that Ms. Miers would act very different than Judge Hellerstein? Of course if you trust the Bush Administration to always do the right thing, this might be a good thing. On the other hand if you think that the judiciary has a duty to enforce American Laws, even on the Executive Branch, you might think this is a bad thing.

I think this is a bad thing.

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