Miers Can’t Write Worth A Shit

Ken AshfordSupreme CourtLeave a Comment

David Brooks of the New York Times took Harriet Miers to town for her crappy, vapid writing skills.  (I won’t link to Brooks, because the NYT now has an annoying subscription wall). 

Here’s an example of Miers’ "scholarly" writing from an early-90’s Texas Bar Journal article:

"An organization must also implement programs to fulfill strategies established through its goals and mission. Methods for evaluation of these strategies are a necessity. With the framework of mission, goals, strategies, programs, and methods for evaluation in place, a meaningful budgeting process can begin."

Brooks says that the article "doesn’t even rise to the level of pedestrian", and, boy is he right.  It reads like a book report about a book that was never read ("The name of the book about which this book report is about is ‘Peter Rabbit’, which is about this . . . rabbit").

Meanwhile, on Harriet Miers’ blog, she notes that everyone keeps asking her "What’s your philosophy?"  Over and over again she hears that question, so she responds:

Well I think this has gone on long enough!! Here’s my philosophy, its simple really.


Thats all there is to it!! OK that’s all for now folks!!