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This photo taken Jan. 22, 2001, provided by the White House shows President Bush signing personnel forms with then-staff secretary Harriet Miers in the Oval Office of the White House.

Hugh Hewitt is keeping score.

I am sure there are some poorly written paragraphs in Harriet Miers’ TBA columns, just as there are poorly written paragraphs in all of my books and columns. Cutting and pasting and showing these on cable television is not an argument, it is in fact part and parcel of “borking,” which includes as a tactic the selective display and exaggeration of a nominee’s quotes for the purpose of producing a negative reaction against him or her, not based in their qualification to serve on SCOTUS.

Again, RIGHT FOLKS, Harriet Miers will NOT withdraw and the President will NOT pull the nomination.


But……. for those keeping score…..

On Miers’ side to date: Ken Starr, Lino Gralia, Thomas Sowell, James Dobson, Jay Sekulow, Marvin Olasky, Chuck Colson, Michael Medved, William Rusher, R. Emmett Tyrrell and Fred Barnes.

Against her: The Corner, Tucker Carlson, Bill Kristol, Mark Levin, George Will, Ann Coulter, Laura Ingraham and Charles Krauthhammer. I like those odds.

Oh, yes. President Bush thinks she’ll make a fine Associate Justice. A strong case allows the weak case as much time as it wants. A weak case shouts down its opposite, and refuses to engage.

Miers is headed for SCOTUS, guaranteeing decades of anguished posts by members of the Bos-Wash Axis of Elitism on why her votes don’t count as much as their long ago criticisms.

Hugh has it RIGHT!

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Calif. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, center, answers a journalist’s question after appearing at the launch for a signature drive for the Jessica’s Law campaign, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2005, in Burbank, Calif. State Senator George Runner, R-Antelope Valley, right, and Assemblywoman Sharon Runnner, R-Antelope Valley, said that if passed by voters, Jessica’s Law would keep sex offenders away from schools, require lifetime GPS monitoring and expand parole periods for offenders among other things. The initiative has until Feb. 21, 2006 to collect 373,816 signatures to qualify for the ballot.


Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., speaks as he stands with Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, left, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2005, at fire station No. 3 in Los Angeles. Kerry was on hand to speak at a news conference to show his support for voting no on California’s Proposition 75.

Reuters has Kerry takes on Schwarzenegger over union power.

Sen. John Kerry, losing Democratic U.S. presidential candidate in 2004 and a possible contender in 2008, took on Republican California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday by lobbying against his initiative to curb the power of the state’s labor unions.

Kerry was the second leading national politician this week to weigh in on California’s Prop. 75 ballot initiative, which would require unions to get approval from members before using dues for political causes.

“This represents part of an ongoing effort by the Republican Party to create an unfair playing field, to change the balance of democracy in America,” Kerry said.

“They are willing to try to take away the democratic rights of working Americans,” said the Massachusetts senator, who was speaking to reporters at a fire station with Democratic Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain (news, bio, voting record), also seen as a possible presidential challenger in 2008, had appeared with Schwarzenegger to campaign for the initiative on Monday.

Democrats have criticized McCain as an out-of-state politician who had no business telling Californians how to vote but Kerry, asked about the same issue, said the ballot measure had national ramifications.

John Kerry is trolling for UNION dollars (if they have any left) like Hillary Clinton who is also in town looking for campaign cash.

Kerry took shots at Schwarzenegger directly, saying the governor who gained power in part by vowing to reject special interest money had “raised three times the special interest money than
Gray Davis,” the incumbent Democrat he defeated.

Todd Harris, a spokesman for Schwarzenegger, called Prop. 75 a critical reform for California, where public employee unions have long had enormous influence in the heavily Democratic state legislature.

“There is no question the legislature in Sacramento is bought and paid for by union bosses,” he said. “The fact that the union bosses have been able to spend over $100 million to fight against these reforms is evidence that they have too much power. The governor has said enough is enough.”

Kerry is a LOSER with NO political future. And he is paying for the UNION Label.

McCain has an uncertain presidential future but possesses better bi-partisan appeal.

Flap understands that John McCain has filmed television commercials for Schwarzenegger.

Stay Tuned…….

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Cross-posted to the Bear Flag League Special Election Page


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Hugh Hewitt has Rove on the Record.

I spoke to Karl Rove an hour ago. His support for the Miers nomination is not merely enthusiastic, but adamant and even vehement.

Read it all here.

Flap repeats “What advantage is there for the RIGHT” to continue bashing the President, the First Lady and Harriet Miers?

And the White House weighs in with WHouse dismisses critics wanting Miers to withdraw.

The White House on Thursday dismissed critics of Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers who want her to withdraw from consideration amid new questions about her conservative credentials.

Spokesman Scott McClellan signaled full steam ahead with the Miers nomination, saying the White House lawyer had begun filling out a questionnaire required by the Senate Judiciary Committee, which will consider her nomination, and hoped to turn it in early next week.

Harriet Miers will NOT withdraw her name (nor should she) and the President will not pull the plug on her nomination……. so………

Our friends on the RIGHT really need to BACK OFF!

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