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Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Early dirt on Miers: not your average potting soil


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Just when we thought that Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers had no paper trail, we find that the law firm that she was heading at the time paid $22M to settle a class action law suit for assisting law firm clients in defrauding investors[.]

Newsweek outed her on July 17, 2000 as the front person to squelch the AWOL allegations from the Texas National Guard[.]
Unlike some, I find it difficult to believe that Miers's nomination is part of a grand Machiavellian scheme (i.e.: for stacking the court with sympathetic judges who will rule in favor of torture, against human rights, and for dictatorship, etc... etc...) and easy to believe that Miers's nomination is a symptom of cronyistic excess. Whenever Bush's troubles increase, the circle of people who he trusts to handle important details (i.e.: the reconstruction of Louisiana) shrinks.

My sense is that Miers will be far more centrist than anyone on the right would like. But that could also be wishful thinking.

Current mood: mystery banana.

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