Monday, October 03, 2005

What I'd Like to Know

Bush has nominated White House Counsel Harriet Miers to replace Sandra Day O'Connor on the Supreme Court. The Washington Post paints a picture of Miers as a loyal functionary:
Miers's low-key but high-precision style has been particularly valued in a White House where discipline in publicly articulating policy and loyalty to the president are highly valued.
Miers came with him to the White House in 2001 as staff secretary, the person who screens all the documents that cross the president's desk. She was promoted to deputy chief of staff before Bush named her counsel after his reelection in November. She replaced Alberto R. Gonzales, another longtime Bush confidant, who was elevated to attorney general.
As Bush's personal attorney in Texas, Miers is in a position to be familar with Bush's personal background. What I'd like to know is what role, if any, she played in scrubbing the public record on problems like Bush's service (or non-service) in the Texas Air National Guard and any possible (and long rumored) DUI or drug use. Of course, attorney-client privilege would hold, but still...

2 Comments:

Blogger Jason said...

I don't even think the hard core Bush-lovers can defend this choice.

Just when you think the corruption and cronyism cannot get any worse, Bush invents new levels of malefaction.

9:36 AM, October 03, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YOur use of the vocabulary gets more impressive each day. Too bad you have to use it to spew your hatred of all things Republican. It's a shame you can't be happy with anything. Of course, that leaves more happiness for the rest of us Americans.

12:05 PM, October 04, 2005  

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