Monday, October 03, 2005

Bush Picks Former Texas State Lottery Commissioner as Next Justice

...I'm not sure what to think about this one. Looks like another blank slate, just like Roberts. She's never even been a judge, as far as I can tell. Is this another Brownie?

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Bush nominated White House counsel Harriet Miers on Monday to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.

Bush announced his choice in a televised Oval Office event saying, "For the past five years Harriet Miers has served in critical roles in our nation's government."

If confirmed by the Senate, Miers, 60, would join Ruth Bader Ginsburg as the second sitting female justice on the bench. O'Connor became the court's first ever female justice in 1981. (Watch: Miers has little judicial experience -- 2:30)

Miers, who has never been a judge, was the first woman to serve as president of the Texas State Bar and the Dallas Bar Association. She also served on the Dallas City Council.

Here's a White House question and answer from last year, doesn't really shed much light on her, but does show her as a goose-stepping Bushie. I did laugh at this one:

Our reforms were designed to challenge what the President calls the "soft bigotry of low expectations," and the early results show that we're making incredible progress.

Yes, I'm sure Mr. Bush invented that term. Good on ya, W.

Posted by crimnos @ 8:11 AM