October 15, 2005
Has Miers Funked the Writing Portion of the Confirmation Test?
Charles Babingtion's article in the Saturday Washington Post poses the following question:
Is Miers at risk of flunking the writing portion of the Supreme Court confirmation test?
Many nomination opponents say, 'Yes." The flap is over Miers's correspondence with President Bush back when the President was Governor of Texas. The correspondence has become fodder for late night talk show hosts, so much so that this nominee' s treatment is reminscent of the treatment the media gave Clarance Thomas during his confirmation proceedings.
We all know how the Thomas confirmation hearings went. Can you imagine Senator Joseph Biden waving one of Miers's gushy note cards to then Governor Bush in front of the cameras while asking the nominee "is this what the American public wants in a Supreme Court justice?" At least Miers can respond that the content was not plagerized.
Read all about it at Miers Hit on Letters and the Law: Writings Both Personal and Official Have Critics Poking Fun (Washington Post, October 15, 2005). The correspondence, including a link to some of the actual materials, was the subject of an earlier post on this blog.
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