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“Harriet E. Miers withdrew last month because of criticism of her credentials, not her views.”

This is an interesting statement in the NYTimes–it seems almost like wishful thinking, or a deliberate disavowal of the complete story. Miers was roundly criticized for her views–namely, that they weren’t conservative enough. Many people believe she withdrew because the ultra-scary conservative base was angered by her nomination, which would certainly indicate that she was criticized for her views, not her credentials.

In fact, I remember being repeatedly surprised by even articles in this paper that the criticism over her reputed non-conservatism were raised more frequently than her qualifications.

History re-written?

Ideology Serves as a Wild Card in Senate Debate on Court Pick – New York Times


Written by laura k

November 4, 2005 at 4:53 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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