Comments: The Harriet Miers Brouhaha

What's up with the eyeliner?

Posted by PLD at October 3, 2005 02:41 PM

sadly enough, one of my first thoughts was, "If I was gonna be all over the TV, being nominated to SCOTUS and all, I would have stopped to get my hair and makeup done by professionals first....."

Posted by caltechgirl at October 3, 2005 02:43 PM
That's right, Rehnquist was never a sitting judge prior to his nomination to SCOTUS, so the no bench argument is a non-starter for me.

It shouldn't be a non-starter. How many other Supreme Court Justices can you name who did not have previous judicial experience prior to being appointed? And out of those, how many are Justices any self-respecting judicial conservative would like to see replicated?

Posted by Xrlq at October 3, 2005 04:10 PM

It's just not the most important issue for me. I'm waiting to see what she says during the confirmation hearings.

I'm more worried that Harry Reid seems to be in love with Ms. Miers.....

Posted by caltechgirl at October 3, 2005 05:01 PM

It's hard to have an opinion on her this early in the game. My initial response is to give her the benefit of the doubt--Bush has a long history of surrounding himself with people of impeccable character. I did find it somewhat surprising that she had no judicial experience, but like you said, neither did Rehnquist or many others for that matter. It will be quite interesting to see how the dems handle this....

Posted by Pam at October 3, 2005 08:55 PM

Well, I don't know how I found myself here in the middle of a discussion about eyeliner, but, I used to drive a Freightliner. Maybe that qualifies me somewhat. Thought I'd drop my shortcut url> as I have a new car engine that runs on water (steam) and air (compressed). Maybe once we get off crude oil power you all can buy more quality eyeliner, or, even a Freightliner for after graduation!

Posted by Climate Engine at October 10, 2005 02:30 PM