So, Harriet whatever-her-name-is withdrew her name from the nomination. I have to laugh at this one, because Bush really outdid himself.
You all know, I’m an archconservative in every stereotypical sense, but George Bush is an idiot. The war in Iraq is a crock, his senior staff is about to be indicted for some serious stuff, and he just doesn’t seem to have the brains god gave a goose.
Harriet what’s-her-name was a small time, disbarred old broad who “wants to let her Constitutional philosophy evolve once she is on the court.” Excuse me? I have a hard time believing she’s even READ the Constitution, let alone understands it.
I have a broader, more focused rage at the concept of a “Supreme” court, anyway. I thought that in a democratic republic the legislature was supposed to make the laws, based on their constituent’s opinions. Apparently those in the Supreme Pizza Court think that they can dicate the law of the land to people regardless of the majority opinion.
And apparently most politicians think that’s ok. And I don’t get that. But whatever… maybe I didn’t pay enough attention in Civics. However, my take is that representative government should, well, represent the people. Go figure.
But back to Harriet Doe. The events surrounding her nomination and withdrawal are fishy at best, but I still have to wonder… can’t we at least let someone go to the judicial committee before we destroy them in the press? I would love to have heard what she had to say for herself, as I’m sure it would have been highly entertaining and would have probably provided vast fodder for this site.
My only comfort is that GW is going to do the next nomination, too. I’m guessing the next person will be a highly polished, probably minority, and probably incredibly qualified for the job. Experience is a harsh teacher. Bee-itch.