As My Mother Says….

Ken AshfordBush & Co., Supreme CourtLeave a Comment

"Oh, that man!"*

Bush gave a press conference:

"I’ve known her long enough to know she’s not going to change,…"

Wait.  I thought 9/11 changed everything.

….that 20 years from now she will be the same person with the same judicial philosophy she has today," Bush said.

Call me crazy, but I don’t hold much stock in one’s judicial philosophy unless one is an actual, you know, judge.  It’s like all those morons who have never coached a football team in their life thinking theyre qualified to actually be one.

"She’ll have more experience. She’ll have been a judge, but nevertheless the philosophy won’t change, and that’s important to me."

Because in Bush’s view, experience should not cause a person to grow and change.  Which, in Bush’s case, might actually be true.

Dismissing Democratic charges of cronyism, Bush said: "I picked the best person I could find. People know we’re close."

Block that non-sequitor!  Does he not understand that the second fact is entirely unrelated to the first?  That’s like saying "My doctor is the best doctor in the world.  He golfs on Thursdays."

And does anybody think Miers is the "best person [Bush] could find"?  Yeah, maybe in a White House hide-and-seek game, but . . . come on!

* To my recollection, my mother never uttered that phrase.  But I can hear her saying it nevertheless.