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Day By Day by Chris Muir.

10.04.2005

Piranhas in a Teapot

I find it dismally intriguing how the right is cannibalizing itself over the nomination of Harriet Miers. At this point in time, whether she is an originalist, textualist, activists or any other assorted '-ists,' everyone should just take a moment to calm down before this already open wound gashes open further.

Jay Sekulow, of the American Center for Law & Justice, endorsed Harriet Miers. As does StoptheACLU, your humble pundit has a great deal of respect and adoration for this individual,
The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), specializing in constitutional law said today that Harriet Miers, the nominee named by President Bush for a seat on the Supreme Court of the United States, is an excellent choice who represents the conservative mainstream of judicial philosophy of interpreting the Constitution, not re-writing it.
“Once again, President Bush showed exceptional judgment in naming Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court to replace Justice O’Connor,” said Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the ACLJ, who argues regularly before the high court and has a pro-life protest case at the high court this term. “At a time when the high court is facing some of the most critical issues of the day – including a number of cases dealing directly with abortion and life issues – the person who replaces Justice O’Connor is critical. Harriet Miers is an excellent choice with an extraordinary record of service in the legal community and is certain to approach her work on the high court with a firm commitment to follow the Constitution and the rule of law. I have been privileged to work with her in her capacity as White House counsel. She is bright, thoughtful, and a consummate professional and I enthusiastically endorse her nomination.”
Sekulow added: “We look forward to a speedy confirmation process and will work aggressively to ensure that Harriet Miers gets full and fair consideration before the Senate. We call on members of the Senate to reject the partisan political rhetoric and focus on the judicial philosophy of this conservative manominee nominee.” Sekulow said the ACLJ will begin mobilizing a national campaign to ensure that Miers is confirmed. Sekulow said he will generate support for the nominee through his daily radio broadcast that reaches 1.5 million listeners, through his weekly television show, by using direct mail, phone calls, and emails to a list approaching one million supporters. “We know the intentions of the liberal left – to do anything possible to derail this nominee,” said Sekulow. “We are prepared to meet those challenges head on and ensure that this battle ends with the confirmation of Harriet Miers as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court."
Yet, with statements such as the ones uttered conservative stalwarts such as Bill Kristol, Rich Lowry and Mark Levin, the decision does not seem like one we should share confidence in. Here, individuals of the same stripe and creed stand firmly in opposition. The piece written by Bill Kristol yesterday seems illustrative of much of the grief shared by numerous conservatives stemming from the unknown,

I'm demoralized. What does this say about the next three years of the Bush administration--leaving aside for a moment the future of the Court? Surely this is a pick from weakness. Is the administration more broadly so weak? What are the prospects for a strong Bush second term? What are the prospects for holding solid GOP majorities in Congress in 2006 if conservatives are
demoralized? And what elected officials will step forward to begin to lay the groundwork for conservative leadership after Bush?

Undoubtedly, this confusion has stirred about a great deal of consternation amongst the right side of the aisle. But, what should be gleamed is how this dichotomy has illustrated that we must all be patient throughout this process. Let us not rush to conclusions on this matter. In the end, we must trust President Bush, not In blind faitadaget in the adage of a great man, "trust, but verify."

Stop the ACLU - "Coalition of the Chillin'"

David Limbaugh - 'Disappointed, But Still Hopeful' Euphoric Reality - 'Quitcherbitchin' Oblogatory Anecdotes - 'A House Divided Cannot Stand, Take Heart The Battle Will Be Won!' Hugh Hewitt - 'Do You Trust Them' Michelle Malkin - 'Miers and The Morning After' Stuck on Stupid - 'Miers' Criers: Who Is She?' California Conservative - 'Memo To Conservatives: We Are Helping The Other Side. Pass It On' BlogsforBush - 'Coalition of the Chilln' Pirates' Cove - 'Just A Chillin' Iowa Voice - 'More Thoughts on Harriet Miers' Mike's America - 'Right Wingers Become Right Whiners! I'd Rather be a Right WINNER!' The Moderate Voice - 'Harriet Miers: The wrong choice for the Supreme Court' Right Field - 'I Give Up' Southern Appeal - 'I am done with President Bush' La Shawn Barber's Corner - 'Who is Harriet Miers?' Flopping Aces - 'The Miers Nomination' Rhymes With Right - 'The Miers Nomination'




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