Monday, October 03, 2005

This Ain't the Freakin' Dalai Lama

Our esteemed leader, George W. Bush, has nominated his former staff secretary and current White House Counsel Harriet Miers to be the next Supreme Court nominee.

(In related news, Bush has nominated his cat Willie to be Deputy Secretary of the Interior, since no one knows what the hell that means anyway. Bush thought it would be a shortcut to have someone that already had that "ie" on the end of his name so he wouldn't have to think so hard about a nickname, like he did with that Mike Brown fella.)

I thought it a tad strange when this John Roberts guy popped up out of nowhere, but, hey, I'm no expert on the Who's Who in American Jurisprudence, and I kind of dig that permafrost wife of his. I think she's sexy. But still, it was a little unsettling that he had so little track record to go on in figuring out his judging style.

But John Roberts was like Robin Williams at his most annoying in comparison to dear Harriet. John Roberts at least had a few jokes and mean statements about Girl Scouts. Harriet Miers is like the Dalai Lama of Supreme Court justices, plucked from obscurity to lead the people by divine right. Her most telling quote might be that George W. Bush is the most brilliant man she knows.

I'm aware that past Supreme Court justices have not been judges previously, but this isn't William Howard Taft taking over (and thank goodness for that, but still). You'd expect some sort of track record beyond being part of W.'s posse.

Harry Reid, obviously still suffering the aftereffects of that stroke, seems delighted with Miers. Hopefully the other Dems will spend a little more time grilling her than they did John Roberts. Otherwise I suggest they tell Harriet to make like the Dalai Lama and get the hell out of Tibet.