Looks like it’s Harriet Miers, according to the MSNBC beaking news banner.
The AP has it.
UPDATE: Just got the talking points propaganda from the RNC and put it in the extended section.

Today, President Bush announced his choice to succeed Justice Sandra Day O’Connor as the next Supreme Court Justice: Harriet Miers. Ms. Miers is the third woman to be nominated for the Supreme Court, and like Justice O’Connor is a legal trailblazer. Ms. Miers is an extremely well-qualified and fair-minded individual who is committed to interpreting the law instead of legislating from the bench.
President Bush selected Ms. Miers after embarking on a thorough and deliberate thought process. This confirmation however promises to be much more contentious than the confirmation of Judge John Roberts. Before Ms. Miers was even announced many Democrat groups said they would oppose her. They have no interest in giving Ms. Miers a fair hearing or vote. They are promising to throw every punch, make every accusation and pressure every Senator to oppose this nominee no matter what her qualifications may be. We have to be prepared to counter their actions and that is why Harriet Miers needs your help.
To ensure Ms. Miers is confirmed by the U.S. Senate, I need you to do three things.
1. Call your Senators. Tell them Harriet Miers has your support and deserves theirs.
2. Sign our petition in support of the timely confirmation of Harriet Miers.
3. Call talk radio, write a letter to the editor of your local paper and tell your friends and neighbors why you support the President’s choice.
Harriet Miers has a record that demonstrates a commitment to faithfully applying the Constitution. For more information on the nominee, go to
In the coming years and decades, the decisions the Supreme Court makes will greatly affect all of our lives. We need a jurist on the court who will not legislate from the bench, who will approach cases with an open mind and who will be fair. Ms. Miers is that jurist. Call your Senators. Tell them to vote yes on the confirmation of Harriet Miers.
Ken Mehlman,
RNC Chairman

11 Responses to “SCOTUS”

  1. Cullen says:

    Anyone know anything about her? Is she confirmable? Do we want her to be confirmable?

  2. What I’ve read so far seems pretty neutral. Dave J’ll be the guy to weigh in here. NoBrainer, too. They’re the resident barristers. She’s never been a judge, so I imagine it’s going to be pretty cantankerous. Let’s see how rude and conscending the Teddy and Joe Show can be to a woman.

  3. Cullen says:

    Michelle Malkin has a good post up. Looks like we’re all wondering just what she’s going to think.

  4. Crusader says:

    Not real sure what to think. Wish we knew, but we’ll just have to see. Sigh………

  5. Cullen says:

    I think underwhelmed is probably the best, most repeated term concerning the announcement.
    With Roberts through as Chief Justice, it seems like we could have afforded to float a real hard liner out there. At least someone who is a sitting judge. Or someone who we know where they stand on issues.
    Once more into the unknown.

  6. Nightfly says:

    Wait a minute… from the MSNBC story, under subheading “Helped hide drunk driving arrest”:
    During Bush’s first term as governor, [Alberto] Gonzales used information turned up by Miers to persuade a local judge to excuse Bush from jury duty, a civic task that would have forced him to disclose his 1976 arrest for drunken driving in Maine.
    Um… isn’t it much more plausible that he persuaded the judge because governors don’t usually sit on juries? Why must they assume otherwise? Sigh….

  7. Doesn’t matter, because the left is already pointing out that “she’s probably a L.E.S.B.I.A.N., not that there’s anything wrong with that.”
    How pathetic are they?

  8. Too cool

    I don’t care what anybody says about the new Supreme Court nominee. It is, of course, every guy’s fantasy to have a lesbo on the SC. I mean, jeez, don’t you people watch TV?…

  9. Oh Diptera, that’s a hoot! “Not rend her garments” or anything. Pffft! I LOVE literate people. (Of course there are exceptions to that rule, too.){:^P

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