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Sharpening our wits on the grindstone of Life

Friday, October 21, 2005

One Trick Pony

After hearing about the conference call that occurred between Bush and a state and federal judge about the nomination of Harriet Meiers for Supreme Court Justice, I understand what this nomination is all about.

At first I wondered why he would nominate someone who isn't even a Judge, whose only claim to fame is that she worships the ground he walks on. It must have been that he was throwing her out as fodder for the detractors so that he could nominate someone else less objectionable and get them past Congress easier. That wouldn't be cool to someone who supported him all these years, but I wouldn't put that past dubya, who has no problem burning anyone in his path in order to place himself in the history books.

But now it's perfectly clear. His only reason for nominating her, and hoping she passes the bar, is because she is pretty much guaranteed to vote to overthrow Roe v. Wade.

It's a sad commentary that the most powerful man in the world, whose whole legacy (aside from plunging us into a world-wide jihad) will be marked by the Supreme Court Justices he puts in place. And instead of placing someone who will interpret the Constitution and make just rulings on the social, economic and societal issues facing us in our challenging future, we're slated to get someone who, with no judicial experience, is going to be there solely to vote on one issue.

Hopefully, the shortsightedness of this president will be seen by the general public.

Already, the right-wingers have seen through the facade. Unfortunately, the general public is even less informed than the wing-nuts, and will believe whatever is displayed before them in the media.

Our only hope is that the not-so-mainstream media will expose this ploy for what it is.

If you're reading this and can see that it has merit, please let everyone know that Harriet Meiers is a "one trick pony". Even if you believe that Roe vs. Wade should be overturned, think of the damage that can be done to our judicial system by allowing someone with no experience in judicating to hold one of the highest non-elected positions in our government - one that can even overturn Constitutional rights that the voting majority insists on.

To me, that's even scarier than an incompetent president that will be in office for three more years.

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