I support the Miers nomination.
Well, did...Harriet Miers has withdrawn her nomination to serve on the Supreme Court. I would have liked to have shut up people like the ACLU and ThinkProgress, who stand do disenfranchise the Judeo-Christian community in this country and raise the rest up above everyone else. She was worried about documents that were supposedly protected by executive privilege, and what the senate might do with those documents. Chances are they would do the same thing that happened with John Roberts and try to squeeze out answers from her, and when they didn't get the answer they wanted, they would pitch a fit. So the search begins again to find a new nominee.
I've found a full transcript of the letter.
Dear Mr. President:
I write to withdraw as a nominee to serve as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. I have been greatly honored and humbled by the confidence that you have shown in me, and have appreciated immensely your support and the support of many others. However, I am concerned that the confirmation process presents a burden for the White House and our staff that is not in the best interest of the country.
As you know, members of the Senate have indicated their intention to seek documents about my service in the White House in order to judge whether to support me. I have been informed repeatedly that in lieu of records, I would be expected to testify about my service in the White House to demonstrate my experience and judicial philosophy. While I believe that my lengthy career provides sufficient evidence for consideration of my nomination, I am convinced the efforts to obtain Executive Branch materials and information will continue.
As I stated in my acceptance remarks in the Oval Office, the strength and independence of our three branches of government are critical to the continued success of this great Nation. Repeatedly in the course of the process of confirmation for nominees for other position, I have steadfastly maintained that the independence of the Executive Branch be preserved and its confidential documents and information not be released to further a confirmation process. I feel compelled to adhere to this position, especially related to my own nomination. Protection of the prerogatives of the Executive Branch and continued pursuit of my confirmation are in tension. I have decided that seeking my confirmation should yield.
I share your commitment to appointing judges with a conservative judicial philosophy, and I look forward to continuing to support your efforts to provide the American people judges who will interpret the law, not make it. I am most grateful for the opportunity to have served your Administration and this country.
Harriet Ellan Miers"
In other news, apparently the key to a World Series now is either 1) Having the word Sox in your team name, or 2) having not won a series in 60+ years. The past 2 World Series have been 4-0 sweeps by first the Red Sox, and now The White Sox did it over the Astros. Well, at least the Cardinals didn't get swept 2 years in a row.
And what is this? The New York Times is imploding? Oh I'm loving this. About time the liberal rag faced its demons.