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06 October 2005

Mired in Miers

I voted for George Bush for president. I'd probably vote for him again - which should simply be taken as evidence that we have a two-party system and I am organically incapable of voting for a Democrat. But there could be no more evidence of the illegitimacy of this man for the most important job in the world than this nomination. He could have shown respect to the people who voted for him and named one of the legions of qualified conservative judges. Or he could have decided to make peace with his many enemies and named an eminent moderate. But instead, he choooses a mediocrity whose only apparent qualification is that she is his lawyer.
Remember when he nominated Bernard Kerik for Director of Homeland Security? Kerik, of course, was Giuliani's limousine driver, and thus got to be appointed NYC Police Commissioner. This made him qualified to man the most important unelected position in the civilized world. Well, Harriet Miers is no better than Bernard Kerik. God I've had it with George Bush. The only thing more upsetting is how little I regret not voting for John Kerry. Is there no Balm in Gilead!?

14 Comments:

Blogger Glaivester said...

I voted for Michael Peroutka of the Constitution Party, and I don't regret it.

October 07, 2005 12:57 AM  
Blogger Dennis Dale said...

Well put. Some might think the President's emphasis on political loyalty is admirable but I find it downright sinister. More disturbing perhaps is this almost pathological disdain for intellect and expertise. This wouldn't be the first crucial appointment he used to reward a crony. As someone said, if you want to repay a political favor hand out an ambassadorship to Aruba for Chrissakes, not the top job at FEMA or a supreme court nod.
www.dennisdale.blogspot.com

October 07, 2005 1:12 AM  
Anonymous Dano said...

He said he was a fiscal conservative and we get huge deficits from buying votes with the Farm bill, the Energy bill and the Medicare drug bill (FDR wouuld have blushed trying that one).
No nation building and we go off to Iraq.
No corruption and already one white house indictment and Fitzgerald is not Ken Starr there will be more.
the question is why do bevlieve anything he says are his beliefs he has not demonstrated he lives by anything he says.

October 07, 2005 6:52 AM  
Anonymous jth said...

Bush should have appointed Zeil for SC. He has the blind loyalty requirement, but apparently was not in the same room when Pres. Douche was thinkin' about it.

October 07, 2005 9:51 AM  
Anonymous ziel said...

President Douche? - how's that pronounced, like Souse', accent grave over the last syllable?

October 07, 2005 10:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who's Zeil?

October 07, 2005 2:10 PM  
Anonymous Derek Copold said...

I voted for Peroutka as well.

Had I lived in a "purple" state I would have voted for Kerry, though. Not for any love of Kerry, but because defeating Bush would have pushed the GOP back to the right. Also, it would have been best for the country. As the opposition, the GOP would have reflexively opposed Kerry's spending and regulatory initiatives. That's better than reflexively going along with them, which is what we have with Bush.

October 07, 2005 2:32 PM  
Anonymous Harlem said...

I voted for the Libertarian candidate and have no regrets, although I don't remember his name. It was obviously a vote "against".
Dano has it right. Don't these more transparent moves make you at least question the motivations for Iraq, what with the no bid rebuilding contracts that have made his buddies even wealthier?
Dennis is also correct but how could one expect Bush to respect intellect & expertise. If Karl Rove ever asks Bush to "look inward" and Bush ultimately figures out what that means, he must recognize his own lack of intellect & expertise. If it was not a prerequisite to make him the most powerful man in the world, why would we require it of a Homeland Security Director, FEMA Director, UN Rep or Supreme Court Judge?
I'm still waiting for Republicans to start bolting to try to salvage their party, their majority and their personal careers.
If I were a conspiracy theorist, I'd wonder if Bush & McCain didn't make a deal for George to get his eight years with the promise that he'd f#ck it up so bad that McCain would be a shoo in nominee on the next go round. Or maybe it's all a family plot to make Dad not look so ineffective and mediocre?
I'd accept a President getting blown on the White house lawn (and lying about it to prove he's human) if I could have back my economy and relative security under Clinton. I realize it's not nearly that simple (false .com economy, failure to respond to terrorist threats, etc.) but on the whole, I'd take Bill. I might even take Hillary if the next candidate is a Bush disciple, and that's alot of ass to swallow.

October 07, 2005 6:24 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

Hillary with a Republican congress would be interesting. It just might achieve a political statemate sufficient to slow government growth back to something reasonable.

I would like to see Bush get as many of his Judges on the bench as possible, however, before Hillary took office. The Court is where the Democrats can do damage with very little effort.

October 07, 2005 7:06 PM  
Blogger ziel said...

Harlem, can't disagree with you here at all, dammit.

October 07, 2005 8:51 PM  
Anonymous Harlem said...

Ziel
I know how much that hurts you, like a second catherization, I presume.

October 07, 2005 8:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

INDEED

October 07, 2005 10:08 PM  
Anonymous jimbo said...

Wow, some great blog action going on here. The best I´ve seen since you´ve started it Ziel. I´m sorry I can´t participate more for the moment, but I´m going through another band crisis... That said, for now I pretty much second what Harlem´s been saying.

October 07, 2005 11:35 PM  
Anonymous jimbo said...

Related to our previous blog about the Clinton/Bush cabal.

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/08/national/nationalspecial/08donate.html?hp&ex=1128830400&en=270bfa340da70a6e&ei=5094&partner=homepage

October 08, 2005 9:47 AM  

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