Friday, October 21, 2005

Interesting theory...

Sorry for the lack of blogging-it has been a crazy week. But this is an interesting theory that has been going around a bit...apparently more than one person has emailed this in to Jonah over at NRO.
I can’t believe everybody is missing the real story here. Bush doesn’t want
Harriett Miers on the Supreme Court – he wants McConnell or Luttig. But he knew
that, after Roberts, he couldn’t just send up another white guy, especially for
O’Connor’s seat. So he sends up an obviously unqualified woman, knowing that
she’ll generate intense opposition from both sides. And here’s where the
subtlety kicks in – because her lack of qualifications are so apparent, he knows
that the attack against her will be something like, “This is THE SUPREME COURT
we’re talking about!!! Quality is what matters! Look at Roberts, he could recite
from memory every constitutional case since Marbury v. Madison, and has probably
written law review articles about the friggin’ THIRD amendment. How can we
settle for anyone less?” So after Miers is forced to withdraw or voted down,
Bush comes back with McConnell or Luttig, and says, “OK, you convinced me. I
tried the quota thing, but you said it was too important. So I’ve decided just
to go with the most qualified person out there.” And for good measure, he might
throw in something like, “I’d like to thank my good buddies Chuck Schumer and
Pat Leahy for pointing out my error. I couldn’t have done it without you
fellas.”

Wow-could this be true? I think part of me thinks it might be (or perhaps hopes it is the case). If so it would be an amazing move-perhaps comparable to Tom DeLay smiling during his mug shot.

3 Comments:

Blogger Steve said...

I'd like to believe it, but... no way

10/21/2005 1:06 PM  
Blogger The Man In the Tribe Hat said...

Word is she's gone soon -- most likely withdrawing herself from consideration. Even if not, chances are good the President will do it... everyone will forget Miers (afterall, who remembers Bernie Kerik?) and we'll get a real nominee conservatives can easily support. My pick? Janice Rogers Brown. Reality? Hard to say.

10/24/2005 5:13 PM  
Blogger Nathan said...

Lets hope so...more and more it looks like Krauthammer's suggestion might come true...we could see her decline over the White House documents and President Bush's (correct) refusal to provide them. This could be the dignified breaking point.

10/25/2005 11:28 AM  

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