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  •  Hey georgia10 (none)
    MoveOn's looking for background on Miers:

    Go for it!

    (Great job with this diary, BTW, turned me around on this.  Hope like hell that Fitz comes out before the confirmation hearings begin...)

    •  From MoveOn's message (none)
      asking for background:

      "Here is a quick chronology of Harriet Miers' career, courtesy of the Coalition for a Fair and Independent Judiciary, to help jump start your research.

      1970--Graduated from Southern Methodist University Law School
      1970-1972--Clerked for U.S. District Court Judge Joe Estes
      1972-2001--Joined Texas law firm, Locke, Purnell
      1985--Elected president of the Dallas Bar Association
      1986-1989--Member of the State Bar board of directors
      1989-1991--Elected and served one term on the Dallas City Council
      1992--Elected president of the Texas State Bar
      1993-1994--Worked as counsel for Bush's gubernatorial campaign
      1995-2000--Appointed chairwoman of Texas Lottery Commission by Gov. George Bush
      1996--Became president of Locke, Purnell, and the first woman to lead a major Texas law firm
      1998--Presided over the merger of Locke, Purnell with another big Texas firm, Liddell, Sapp, Zivley, Hill & LaBoon, and became co-managing partner of the resulting megafirm, Locke Liddell & Sapp
      2000--Represented Bush and Cheney in a lawsuit stemming from their dual residency in Texas while running in the Presidential primary
      2001--Selected as staff secretary for President Bush
      2003--Promoted to Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy
      2004--Selected as White House Counsel"

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