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  •  Here's MFP (4.00)
    I've read all the angles in the diaries around this nomination.  I hear a lot of talk, much of it about political calculation.  Is this all that really matters?  The stench of political corruption of this administration has wafted so far i can smell it all the way here in western PA.
    And Meirs is a part of this corrupt enterprise, and has been a Bush family enterprise enabler for years, apparently.  Does any of this mean more than whether or not this appointment is "good" for our side?  On the other hand, Harry Reid's statement gives me pause.  Could he really stand behind someone, even conditionally, if he thought she had a hand in said corruption?  I'm perplexed, and flummoxed, and truly concerned for our collective morality.  

    I have a great deal of trouble seeing my way to root for her, regardless of whether she'd be more to the right or left, if she is as corrupt as the man and the administration she represents.

    I guess this leaves me with one alternative; to hope that she will be thoroughly investigated, and thoroughly questioned by the Judiciary committee members.  For now i truly am a skeptic on this nomination.

    •  National Guard records (4.00)
      Newsweek via Bob Fertik:
      Moreover, Newsweek reported on July 9, 2000 that the Bush campaign "launched a secretive research operation designed to scour all records relating to his Vietnam-era service" during preparation for Bush's 1998 re-election campaign. They paid "hard-nosed Dallas lawyer named Harriet Miers" $19,000 to review the records. According to Newsweek, one result of her work was to deflect charges that former Texas House Speaker Ben Barnes helped Bush get into the Texas Air National Guard despite low qualifications and a long waiting list. Barnes was later forced to testify under oath that he helped Bush.

      Mother Nature bats last.

      by pigpaste on Mon Oct 03, 2005 at 11:14:50 AM PDT

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