Tuesday, October 11, 2005

A Richness of Embarrassments

The tale of Harriet Miers and George W. Bush just gets more and more entertaining. Today came the revelation of admiring notes written by Ms. Miers to that dashing devil W. The content makes it clear that Ms. Miers has what amounts to a schoolgirl crush on the president.
The New York Times reports that Ms. Miers comments included patently absurb statements such as, "You are the best governor ever," and "Hopefully Jenna and Barbara recognize that their parentsare 'cool' -- as do the rest of us," and "The state is in great hands."
All of this sounds like Ms. Miers spent her evenings kissing George's yearbook picture and hoping against hope that he would ditch Laura and ask her to the Homecoming Dance.
It's ugly. And scary. And further proof that this woman does not possess a mind that belongs on the U.S. Supreme Court.
I loved Bill Maher's comment the other night that, "You know her as TV's 'Hazel'," although I was a little dismayed that he wasted five minutes agreeing with Ann Coulter on the subject of Ms. Miers' lack of qualifications.
The worst thing about that segment was that I had to recognize that the ghoulish coke-whore Ms. Coulter made one good point: She conceded that Ms. Miers is a nominee who would likely vote to overturn Roe vs. Wade, but noted that there are so many other constitutional questions she would be asked to consider that we really do need a constitutional scholar in the job. Not a profound point, but a good, solid one that I would not have expected from Ms. Coulter, despite the fact that she claims to be a lawyer.