Friday, October 07, 2005

quotes about harriet

Miers had the look of "a combination of cronyism and capitulation on the part of the president."
-- conservative intellectual/journalist Bill Kristol

About the shaky relationship between Bush and the hard-core conservative movement: "The easiest way to save it would be if Ms. Miers decided to withdraw her nomination."
-- again, Bill Kristol

"People in Dallas know she's a conservative. She's not Elmer Gantry, but she lives what she believes.... I'm like, y'all, has George Bush appointed anyone to an appellate court that is a betrayal to conservatives?"
-- Miers friend and federal district judge Ed Kinkeade

"She's the president's nominee. She's not ours."
-- anonymous conservative activist

"I picked the best person I could find."
-- de facto president George W. Bush

"Is she the most qualified person? Clearly, the answer to that is 'no.'There are a lot more people -- men, women and minorities -- that are more qualified, in my opinion, by their experience than she is. Now, that doesn't mean she's not qualified, but you have to weigh that. And then you have to also look at what has been her level of decisiveness and competence, and I don't have enough information on that yet."
-- GOP Senator Trent Lott

"There's precious little to go on and a deep concern that this would be a Souter-type candidate."
-- GOP Senator from Creationopolis, Kansas, Sam Brownback

"President Bush is asking us to have faith in things unseen. We only have that kind of faith in God."
-- President of Texas Eagle Forum (Schafly's organization) Cathie Adams

"... the president has made possibly the most unqualified choice since Abe Fortas."
-- conservative lobbyist Manuel Miranda