October 18, 2005

Miers is unacceptable

I've avoided weighing in one way or the other on Harriet Miers, Bush's nominee to replace Sandra Day O'Connor on the Supreme Court. It was not clear whether she was another wingnut in moderate's clothing or just a somewhat more acceptable crony nominee.

Things have become quite clear over the past few days that the former is the case:

[Miers' run to become the first female president of the Texas Bar] remained [lawyer and feminist Louise] Raggio's priority -- even though the two women had talked candidly about abortion on various social and professional occasions, according to Raggio. 'She thought it was murder,' Raggio says. 'I'm pro-choice, so it concerns me that's she been appointed to the Supreme Court, because her religion is so dominant. She'll vote to overturn Roe v. Wade.'

Others who know Miers personally -- including Texas conservatives -- are said to believe the same. On Monday, the Wall Street Journal reported on a conference call regarding Miers attended by James Dobson and prominent religious conservatives. Two conservative judges, Justice Nathan Hecht of the Texas Supreme Court, and Judge Ed Kinkeade, a Dallas-based federal trial judge, were also on the call. According to the Journal, both judges said that based on 'personal knowledge of her' they believed Miers 'absolutely' would vote to overturn Roe v. Wade.

It's as simple as that.

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