If anyone wanted the correct reason to keep Harriet Miers, or any OTHER choice made by President George W. Bush, to the Supreme Court, the case has been made by … President Bush.
From Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2005, the Associated Press reports:
“WASHINGTON - President Bush said Wednesday his advisers were telling conservatives about Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers’ religious beliefs because they are interested in her background and “part of Harriet Miers’ life is her religion.”
“People are interested to know why I picked Harriet Miers,” Bush told reporters at the White House. “They want to know Harriet Miers’ background. They want to know as much as they possibly can before they form opinions. And part of Harriet Miers’ life is her religion.”
Bush, speaking at the conclusion of an Oval Office meeting with visiting Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski, said that his advisers were reaching out to conservatives who oppose her nomination “just to explain the facts.”
He spoke on a day in which conservative James Dobson, founder of Focus on Family, said he had discussed the nominee’s religious views with presidential aide Karl Rove.”Ladies and gentlemen, you can’t have it both ways. John Roberts’ religious views were NOT to be taken into consideration, just his judicial record and conduct. But a nominee with as much judicial experience as Woody Woodpecker has to be explained in a different light.
If anyone thinks that conservatives like James Dobson are NOT interested in establishing a theocracy in the United States, matching their own narrow religious viewpoints to the detriment and exclusion of other minority religious faiths, better think twice. They have found the perfect patsy in Bush and are exploiting him to the hilt. He is permitting this in order to score some sort of political victory and leave a favorable legacy.
And who in the hell is James Dobson that HE gets to have confidential information about a potential Supreme Court justice while the U.S. Senate sits and waits to discover who and what she is? Shows you who the real power brokers are in this country and it isn’t good news for the average American.