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Posted: 10/3/2005 10:06:40 AM EDT
Ok, so I was having lunch with some friends a little while ago at Old Ebbitts Grill [one block from the White House]. Anyway, its always full of senators, congressmen and other high-ranking officials there. I got to talking about the current nominee for Supreme Court, Harriett Miers. Well, according to his sources, she's just a sacrifice!

He assured me it was a classic Rovian move; she agreed to post for the job only to later be declined for the job based on pressure from the left. Giving the "left" their one victory at "knocking-down" a Bush nominee. Then later in the year, the real replacement will be shown. By then the left will have already have been given their opportunity to throw out one candidate and the mood for allowing them to throw out two in a row will be a substantially lessened; thereby making things easier for W to push him through.

PURE GENIUS
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 10:08:42 AM EDT
Reid seems to like her. If that is the plan, I think it is backfiring. The left seems to like her.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 10:11:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By guns762:
Reid seems to like her. If that is the plan, I think it is backfiring. The left seems to like her.



+1
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 10:11:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By guns762:
Reid seems to like her. If that is the plan, I think it is backfiring. The left seems to like her.



+1, reid's positively gushing over her.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 10:14:29 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 10:14:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Fourays2:

Originally Posted By guns762:
Reid seems to like her. If that is the plan, I think it is backfiring. The left seems to like her.



+1, reid's positively gushing over her.



Yes,
Perhaps when you pick one to sacrifice to the left maybe it should be one the left won't jizz on themselves to vote for? That spooks me.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 10:15:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Fourays2:

Originally Posted By guns762:
Reid seems to like her. If that is the plan, I think it is backfiring. The left seems to like her.



+1, reid's positively gushing over her.



Remember that Reid originally said he liked Roberts too and he ended up voting against him.

The fact that Democrats aren't flocking to any reporter who will listen saying that he nominated a crony who is way out of the mainstream does scare me
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 10:15:51 AM EDT
Ebbits Grill....do they serve food there or is everyone drinking their lunch....?

So far this masterstroke policy is not meshing with reality.

Link Posted: 10/3/2005 10:15:58 AM EDT
Maybe she has an illegal alien maid?
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 10:16:40 AM EDT
An excuse for Bush, like his dad, failing to keep his promises
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 10:16:57 AM EDT
Methinks your friend is grasping at straws trying to
justify this nomination.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 10:17:22 AM EDT
So what if Reid is gushing all over this candidate. He is only one senator. There is little indication that the rest of the 99 senators are going to follow his lead. Personally, I hope the story about throwing the Dems a bone is just a fabricated story because picking US Supreme Court justice should not be so haphazard. This is serious business. But then "making laws is a bit like making sausage, you don't want to know how it's done."
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 10:18:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mayday:
Ok, so I was having lunch with some friends a little while ago at Old Ebbitts Grill [one block from the White House]. Anyway, its always full of senators, congressmen and other high-ranking officials there. I got to talking about the current nominee for Supreme Court, Harriett Miers. Well, according to his sources, she's just a sacrifice!

He assured me it was a classic Rovian move; she agreed to post for the job only to later be declined for the job based on pressure from the left. Giving the "left" their one victory at "knocking-down" a Bush nominee. Then later in the year, the real replacement will be shown. By then the left will have already have been given their opportunity to throw out one candidate and the mood for allowing them to throw out two in a row will be a substantially lessened; thereby making things easier for W to push him through.

PURE GENIUS




Had to go through three sacrifices to get Janet Reno. Yeah genius.

Shok
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 10:19:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mayday:
Ok, so I was having lunch with some friends a little while ago at Old Ebbitts Grill [one block from the White House]. Anyway, its always full of senators, congressmen and other high-ranking officials there. I got to talking about the current nominee for Supreme Court, Harriett Miers. Well, according to his sources, she's just a sacrifice!

He assured me it was a classic Rovian move; she agreed to post for the job only to later be declined for the job based on pressure from the left. Giving the "left" their one victory at "knocking-down" a Bush nominee. Then later in the year, the real replacement will be shown. By then the left will have already have been given their opportunity to throw out one candidate and the mood for allowing them to throw out two in a row will be a substantially lessened; thereby making things easier for W to push him through.

PURE GENIUS



Old Ebbitt Grill. They have awesome parmesan trout
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 10:19:57 AM EDT
I can see it happening, but my money is on her implicit agreement to withdraw upon command.

She's been GWBs personal counsel for how long?

Link Posted: 10/3/2005 10:33:45 AM EDT
One other thing. If it's gossip in a damn bar accross from the White House am I to then beleive that the whole of the Democratic side of the isle is blind to it?
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 10:39:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mayday:
Ok, so I was having lunch with some friends a little while ago at Old Ebbitts Grill [one block from the White House]. Anyway, its always full of senators, congressmen and other high-ranking officials there. I got to talking about the current nominee for Supreme Court, Harriett Miers. Well, according to his sources, she's just a sacrifice!

He assured me it was a classic Rovian move; she agreed to post for the job only to later be declined for the job based on pressure from the left. Giving the "left" their one victory at "knocking-down" a Bush nominee. Then later in the year, the real replacement will be shown. By then the left will have already have been given their opportunity to throw out one candidate and the mood for allowing them to throw out two in a row will be a substantially lessened; thereby making things easier for W to push him through.

PURE GENIUS



Great OpSec too!

Baloney.

Link Posted: 10/3/2005 10:40:51 AM EDT
I really dont feel like this gambit is going to pay off.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 10:51:03 AM EDT
I've eaten there before. Place had great food. I did not partake of the $250-per-shot scotch in the case behind the bar.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 11:01:14 AM EDT
You meant to say you're having lunch at St. Elmo's Fire in stead and smoking a cigarette, right??
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 11:03:05 AM EDT
That's not what I heard at the local watering hole here. Basically what I heard was that Bush's policies make him a liberal/socialist and that this SCOTUS pick is a more liberal version of Sandra Day O'Conner. She will be inducted with around 65-70 affirmative votes and will legislate from the bench approving many socialist ideas, propping up the rights of big business over the rights of the american citizen, and be myopic in viewing the constitution taking away citizen's rights. If the American people don't like it then too bad.

I think all those drunks are 100% correct.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 11:06:49 AM EDT
She is DOOMED to fail confirmation given her 1993 stance before the ABA on abortion. That IS THE LITMUS TEST! Gee, how blind are you?


As president of the Texas State Bar in 1993, Harriet Miers urged the national American Bar Association to put the abortion issue to a referendum of the group's full membership. She questioned at the time whether the ABA should "be trying to speak for the entire legal community" on an issue that she said "has brought on tremendous divisiveness" within the ABA.


FYI, the ABA has been pro-abortion (death). Miers wanted a reversal. She is toast.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 11:18:10 AM EDT
Interesting take on the nomination.

My money is on Michael Luttig as the real nominee.
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