Saturday, October 08, 2005

Today's Comic


I hope I'm not going to get sued for this.

12 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude! Are you serious?! The issue isn't whether she's qualified, the issue is "how far RIGHT will she go?" She's a lawyer who has practiced for a number of years and is probably fairly smart ... she was the first woman to make partner in big Dallas, TX firm (It's not as if she was some hot babe all the partners wanted at their weekly meetings), so let's assume she can read case law and reason fairly well, plus she'll hire a bunch of smarty pants law review types from Harvard, Yale and UT to help her with the big words. No, the scary part is that she's a 60 year old, never married, born-again christian. I guaran-fucking-ty you that she'll turn out to be disastrously right-wing. Don't listen to all the crap from the right-wingers who think she's a bad choice. They're either just scared because they don't have proof she's one of theirs yet, or there is a vast right-wing conspiracy to act upset with the choice when they're secretly overjoyed. I am not looking forward to having her on the court but this was a brilliant choice because there is almost no way the Democrats will have the guts to stop the nomination and if they did, then Bush would just say, "okay, you thought she was conservative, get a load of my next nominee." This was the perfect move on Bush's part. There won't be much of a fight about this at all and he got a real idiot conservative. Do you think we should blame this all on Ralph Nader? Do you think there's a chance she's a lesbo?

The Man

10/08/2005 05:36:00 PM  
Blogger The Vulgarian said...

ok - I started thinking The Man was a complete tool but then I started comin' around.

I'm just sayin' it coulda been worse and probably will be - the screeching and caterwauling from the right seems to be building not receeding. She'll get pulled and they'll put forward some trog' in a brassiere that thinks most of 20th century jurisprudence was some sort of twisted chimera that needs to be stamped out.

10/08/2005 05:41:00 PM  
Blogger The Fifth Dentist said...

It's nice to receive such thoughtful responses to a modified Bazooka Joe.

I don't know much about this woman's legal career except that she was the "managing partner" at some firm in Texas that nobody has ever heard of. Managing partner is where you stick the twit who is so absolutely useless as a lawyer that you're afraid to let them out of the office. It is equivalent to the assistant school principal that hands out the detentions. Typically this position is not reserved for the finest teacher. Continuing the analogy, it's somewhat unusual to go from assistant school principal to president of Harvard. That's what happened here. Wasn't she Bush's secretary at one point? There's no way I'd vote to confirm her.

10/08/2005 08:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course she's not really qualified and I'd definitely vote against her unless some really compelling evidence appeared that I was wrong. I don't know about the whole managing partner thing (I gather you speak from personnel experience - so maybe you're not really a dentist?) but I know that in the end what we care about is results and justice. We want cases to come out the right way (that's right with a little "r"). She's not going to make decisions on her own as she would at the trial court level. She'll be part of the deliberative process and if she's in the majority on a decision she'll be agreeing in principle with at least 4 other judges who are qualified. I just don't want a fucking Pat Robertson or Jerry Falwell lover on the bench. That's all I care about. She will be confirmed and she will be a disaster.

The Man

10/09/2005 09:56:00 AM  
Blogger The Fifth Dentist said...

You're right, I'm not a dentist, but I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night. I oppose Miers on principle, not ideoleogy. I don't make any prediction about what kind of judge she'd be because she has no public record at all. The thing I will predict is that she's not going to be confirmed.

10/09/2005 03:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So will the left or the right lead the charge to derail her appointment? I refuse to believe that Bush would appoint someone that the far Right won't love. He simply is not a compromiser. Everything is black and white with him and I'm sure once the Right gets a closer look at her their opposition will fade. That leaves the left. Will the Dems go after her?

The Man

10/09/2005 09:52:00 PM  
Blogger The Fifth Dentist said...

Being a lame duck, he was about to lose control of his flock anyway. Miers is going to get if from the left and the right and will eventually withdraw to "spend more time with her family" (i.e., her mother.)

10/10/2005 04:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think she's going to withdraw. We're already seeing indications that the Right is warming up to her and that they've been guaranteed that despite her judicial conservatism she'll do the responsible thing and vote to overturn Roe if she gets the chance. I heard Scott McClellan refer to her judicial conservatism. I wondered how she could be a judicial conservative when she's never been judicial?

The Man

10/12/2005 10:16:00 PM  
Blogger The Fifth Dentist said...

Finding meaning in the words of Scott McClellan is like finding meaning in the hum of an air conditioner or in the sound of someone farting. I don't believe that guy is a real human being. Yeah, a judically conservative non-judge. I can't think of anything more stupid. Her entire public record consists of that "Ask the Whitehouse" column she wrote last year and if you read that the only conclusiion you can draw is that she's completely insane.

10/13/2005 05:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The fact that she's a "born again" bozo establishes she's certifiably insane. Case closed.

The Man

10/13/2005 07:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dentist - Today's events must be very gratifying. Now the question is "will the next candidate be even worse?"

The Man

10/27/2005 11:51:00 AM  
Blogger The Fifth Dentist said...

Of the course the next appointee will be worse. It's gratifying to make a correct prediction. I don't feel good about anything that's going on right now. The country is in bad shape.

10/28/2005 06:07:00 AM  

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