Wednesday, October 5, 2005

Will Congress Ask Harriet Miers the Really Hard Questions?

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My issue with Dubya's supreme court nominee Harriet Miers isn't that there must be at least ten thousand -- no exaggeration intended -- other people more qualified than she for the job.


It isn't that we have no way to judge her relevant experience and requisite skills except to embrace the president's ringing endorsement  -- "I've known her for ten years."

It isn't that I have a problem with yet another example of cronyism in this administration, which, to me, is the bureaucratic equivalent of having sex with a close relative.

It isn't that Ms. Miers has never married or had children so her life skills outside the law are essentially null and void.

It isn't that the spelling of her name raises questions about how recently her family was able to read and write.  

It isn't that Ms. Miers wears a hairdo and chooses clothes last seen on Mamie Eisenhower in the fifties.

It isn't that she's sixty years old, an advanced age to some of you, but sadly, a year or so younger than I am.

No, it isn't that any one of these things is enough to shake the foundation of jurisprudence to its core, like  some pundits are predicting.


For me, the most unsettling issue surrounding the nominee is that there is a real possibility this tough but tiny lawyer with the tenacity of a bulldog and the admiration of the president, this throwback to the previous century who makes no apologies for her retro style, this unmarried, born again Texan with the misspelled last name is. . . a. . . virgin.


 


 

16 comments:

suzypwr said...

I wonder about the eyeliner. Isn't it a little dark for her coloring? I mean, it's not like we can discuss her previous experience as a judge.

Virgin? How did she get through law school like that? She did go to law school, right?

xoxo

judithheartsong said...

yeee haaa!!! judi

sdoscher458 said...

That's painfully funny.  Sandi http://journals.aol.com/sdoscher458/PoeticJourneyOfTheSoul

shaz19743 said...

Nahhh surely to god someone with this little proven experience cant still be a virgin ! She must have had to sleep with SOMEONE to get this gig -----runs x

ksquester said...

Everytime I look at her, I wonder WHO wears the bag.............all the while screaming, I swear I am a virgin!                Anne

kristeenaelise said...

Oh...my....gawd, you are hilarious woman.  I nearly had a spit-take on that one.  Thank you for summing it up so perfectly.  As always, you rock.

=) kris
http://journals.aol.com/kristeenaelise/thedailypurge

sunnyside46 said...

it just keeps getting worse!
Marti

psychfun said...

How do you know that? Did I miss something? Was there a virigin test done on her by the Republicans? Now that would be something! HA! What they call in Bill Clinton? HA! No way can she be smiling like that then! HA! You think she is going to get anything with Clarence Thomas? HAAAA! Sorry I can't help myself!! I say get that red head from that tv show judge in there! HA! She won't pull anything! Bush is really lucky this is his last term! I think he is killing any chance for Jeb...that is if he wanted a chance. I thhk many Republicans are even upset about this! Why doesn't Bush just offer the Virgin as some sacrifice to the Gods! Oh wait...not God in the judicial system! HA!

onemoretina said...

So.... do you think she'll answer 'yes' or 'no' ?  Tinahttp://journals.aol.com/onemoretina/Ridealongwithme

bluwave9 said...

Why am I reminded of the news-clip post Katrina with Bush and Michael Brown?

"Brownie, you're doing a fine job".

Scary.  

~Kris

belfastcowboy75 said...

Whaqt the hell, get the KY, I'll do her. 60, you say? Better make it WD 40.

swibirun said...

Oh, you crack me up, Mrs L!  

I might get flamed for this but it reminded me of a George Carlan joke:  "Did you ever notice that the women who are against abortion, you wouldn't want to [have intimate relations with] anyway?"

Chris

screaminremo303 said...

I had a good one-liner about Bush recruiting from the LPGA, but after reading what the Cowboy wrote, I realized I was out of my league.

Curses, Cowboy. Foiled again...

armandt said...

Hey.

You told me you were 39 the other ni...

Oh.

Nevermind.

robbush6 said...

Chips, dip, Diet Coke and W-D 40. Just what the world needs. One more crying lawyer. Cowboy, get a hobby. Can't you build a model ship or something? It's almost time to decorate that picture window again.

globetrotter2u said...

It's not the state of her vagina that bothers me. It's that eyeliner on the lower lids, that makes her look more like a court jester than a judge, that's a little scary.
Maryanne
http://journals.aol.com/globetrotter2u/Myfeelingsarereal/