Posted by Steven Hayward
Turns out David Frum was only joking about Miers. And today he calls the Miers pick "an unforced error." So as of this moment there are apparently no conservatives showing enthusiasm about this pick.
9:28 AM / October 3, 2005
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My fears coincide with Peters. She clearly has a certain toughness and gift for making her way in the world (e.g., first female president of the Texas Bar Association, if Im not mistaken), but that doesnt make her the kind of constitutionalist we need.
noted here, and Hayward of all people ought to know this, that Frum is a guy who seriously questioned whether Ronald Reagan was a conservative, and actually scoffed at the notion that he was. So why place so much weight on his sizing up a close friend and ally to Bush, who I would have to believe Frum believes is a card-carrying member of the Henry Wallace Great Society of Progressives (HWGSP)?
August Camden here with another Super Duper Movie Minute!
Well folks, summer has gone and autumn has arrived. While its certainly sad to have no more Summer Blockbusters to salivate over until 06 (X3- CANT WAIT!!), theres still plenty to be excited about this fall. Heres what Im excited about: For starters, we have the dashing Orlando Bloom and the scrumdiddlyumptious Kirsten Dunst in Cameron Crowes new flick- "Elizabeth Town." If your styles a bit more rock em-sock em, then youll have to hold your horses til October 21, when Mr. Big n Bad himself, the Rock, stars in the video-game inspired "Doom." Finally, theres "Kids in America." The summary for that one reads: "A group of high school seniors band together to combat their principals oppressive crackdown on free speech." Cant wait for Julie Ponzis review of that one!!!
Ill be checkin in with yall soon, so ta-ta for now!
Man," notwithstanding of course. Perhaps I should added, in Frums assessment, Bush "has become" a card-carrying member of the Henry Wallace Great Society of Progressives (HWGSP). :)
Im sick and tired of campaiging for, arguing for, working for, donating to candidates that dont have the guts to actually get stuff done. This is unbelievable. Mr. Bush, youve had my support, but I honestly will question your motives for the rest of your administration.
Thanks for learning a lesson from FEMA.
I guess Ill go volunteer at a few good charities so that I too can become a Supreme Court Justice.
Joe, it was just a bit over 2 hrs. ago that you admitted you know absolutely nothing about her. Now youre commenting on her character and saying that shes not what we need. Either you learn extremely fast or youre quickly influenced by your fellow right-wingers.
I stated and stand by my fears--which are just that, fears--and noted only that her success in the Texas legal world probably required certain personal strengths. This doesnt amount to an endorsement, but simply to a tentative observation. I have a lot to learn about her, as does virtually everyone else in the commentariat.
Glad youre watching so carefully, if only to fire darts.