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Dear Dad - I mean - Mr. President
« on: October 27, 2005, 11:18:03 AM »
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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 positions, 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.

Most respectfully,

Harriet Ellan Miers

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Dear Dad - I mean - Mr. President
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2005, 11:49:56 AM »
Sha-zaam!

And, come Friday, the indians finally slaughter some settler women.  Hopefully.

Oh, sweet times.

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« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2005, 03:10:02 PM »
It's the vast right wing conspiracy! Somebody get me Ken Starr and a twelve pack of Trojan ribbed!

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« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2005, 03:12:39 PM »
The vast right wing conspiracy has turned on itself?

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« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2005, 03:14:04 PM »
No, the vast right wing conspiracy didn't like Miers, so she's "stepping down."

It was a joke.

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« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2005, 04:46:08 PM »
Maybe it's been all the Hunter S. Thompson I've been reading lately, but I feel like the world is crumbling around me and I'm in some kind of acid trip, but no trip could be as bad as the vibes I'm getting these days.

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« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2005, 05:03:42 PM »
HST, and all the radical old timers who lived through it, have said that Bush beats Nixon, hands down.  And Nixon was a freakout acid trip.  So...

HST even went as far as to say that he would vote for Nixon if he ran against Bush, and that's sort of like God saying he prefers Satan over Jesus at the end of Matthew and calling everything off.

edit:  Sorry, I watched an hour of Passion of The C and my brain's melting.

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« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2005, 05:16:39 PM »
I'm just finishing up the Great Shark Hunt right now I'm preparing to dive into Generation of Swine. I'm working my way up through his books by decade.

Also, I totally understand the movie thing. I'll watch some of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas before I head off to class sometimes. It makes my day more fun than if I go through it intellectually straight and clean.