Monday, October 03, 2005

Democrats On Board With Miers

Harry Reid gave the following glowing endorsement of Harriet Miers:
“I like Harriet Miers. As White House Counsel, she has worked with me in a courteous and professional manner. I am also impressed with the fact that she was a trailblazer for women as managing partner of a major Dallas law firm and as the first woman president of the Texas Bar Association. “In my view, the Supreme Court would benefit from the addition of a justice who has real experience as a practicing lawyer. The current justices have all been chosen from the lower federal courts. A nominee with relevant non-judicial experience would bring a different and useful perspective to the Court. “I look forward to the Judiciary Committee process which will help the American people learn more about Harriet Miers, and help the Senate determine whether she deserves a lifetime seat on the Supreme Court.”

So presumably Democrats are on board. Is this a victory? That's how the liberal blogs are spinning it. And Rush Limbaugh seems to agree; he called this nomination "a sign of weakness."

That alone is a victory.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Again, Reid is doing about all he can in the absence of a substantive line of opposition around which to rally his own base: attempt to use the nomination to divide the opposition's base.

As to Limbaugh and the other commentators ... let's wait and see where he stands on the day of the confirmation vote. Remember that it's a much more powerful PR tactic to initially express skepticism, then to act like you've been "won over" ...

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