Another Empty Suit?
Harriet Miers in my opinion is another “Mike Brown” (Former Director of FEMA). Another analogy would be an empty robe, and or a Right Wing Radical Empty Suit. America will not accept this brand of Misguided Fundamentalism within our Supreme Court and neither will we allow for Bush to continue appointing persons to any position because they are his friend, personal employee, and loyal groupie.
As Director of the Texas Lottery Miers was said to have done a poor job. Why Now has she been selected serve on the Supreme Court? I am convinced that with Bush’s pattern of “empty suit” appointments that when red lights go up about any potential nominee that frankly these warning signs have merit. The President does not even possess the clarity of mind to appoint a true Conservative that could be acceptable to Democrats, but he has chosen to appoint a Right Wing Radical Empty Suit from Texas in Harriet Miers.
The nomination of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court must be rescinding immediately. As seen with the incompetents of Mike Brown of FEMA empty suits in positions of such prominence only lead to the putting side of traditional American liberties and an unnecessary loss of American lives. As seen in her work in Texas, Miers is Christian Fundamentalist Activist. President Bush could not have made a more aggressive appointment to directly attempt to overthrow Row vs. Wade. If we give an inch they will take a mile.This is a fight that advocates for the Right to Privacy, and the Right to not have Government intruding upon your personal decisions cannot forfeit.
Pros: Chair, Texas Lottery
President, Texas Bar Association
White House Counsel
Cons: Empty Suit (lacks intellectual & ethical substance, a brown nosing yes person)
Miers Has Never been a Judge
Miers’ Political Ideology is Radical of the Right
Miers will ignore Traditional American values to push a partisan agenda
1970—Graduated from Southern Methodist University Law School1970-1972—Clerked for U.S. District Court Judge Joe Estes1972-2001—Joined Texas law firm, Locke, Purnell1985—Elected president of the Dallas Bar Association1986-1989—Member of the State Bar board of directors1989-1991—Elected and served one term on the Dallas City Council1992—Elected president of the Texas State Bar1993-1994—Worked as counsel for Bush's gubernatorial campaign1995-2000—Appointed chairwoman of Texas Lottery Commission by Gov. George Bush1996—Became president of Locke, Purnell, and the first woman to lead a major Texas law firm1998—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 & Sapp2000—Represented Bush and Cheney in a lawsuit stemming from their dual residency in Texas while running in the Presidential primary2001—Selected as staff secretary for President Bush2003—Promoted to Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy2004—Selected as White House Counsel
Specific Relations with President Bush:
- Miers is Bush’s personal lawyer and long-time friend Harriet Miers. Miers's personal friendship and allegiance to Bush has been cited for years in connection with her promotions, including to her highest post of White House Counsel.
- When Miers was Bush's appointee to head the Texas State Lottery Commission, the lottery was accused by a former director of awarding multi-million dollar no-bid contracts to a technology firm represented by former Lieutenant Governor Ben Barnes. Barnes has since said he helped Bush escape active duty in Vietnam, and the lottery director alleged that Barnes demanded, (and under Miers received) the lucrative public contracts to keep quiet about Bush's military service.6
- As Governor, Bush signed a law blocking Texas consumers from collecting a $6 billion dollar judgment against car dealers for predatory lending and keeping secret kickbacks. The law firm Miers headed represented the auto dealers.7
- Miers was hired as legal counsel on both Bush's gubernatorial campaigns. Among other things, her research was used to persuade a local judge to excuse then Governor Bush from jury duty, a civic task that would have forced him to disclose his 1976 arrest for drunken driving in Maine. He was then able to keep his arrest secret until late in the 2000 presidential campaign.8
The White House:
My Opinion: The term “Empty Suit” was used in WWII to describe Military Officers, whom held the authority to command troops but failed at their duty and failed at doing their jobs costing American lives. Does this sound like President Bush and his many appointees to you? From her Resume Miers seems more qualified as an Administrator or Corporate Lawyer rather than a Supreme Court Justice. I apologize in advance if I am seeming sexist, but who the Hell is this woman Bush has appointed? Talk about cronyism. I was in Washington to oppose the Iraq War and to join the Impeachment Movement, and I would be willing to go again to oppose Judge Miers. This is how strongly I know her appointment is Dead Wrong for America!