Ohhhhh…Laura Says So…

Someone explain to me to whom, exactly, it makes a sliver of shit worth of difference that Laura Bush is offering reassurances that Miers will make a dandy Supreme Court Justice?

President Bush and his wife, Laura, offered a double-barreled defense of Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers on Tuesday while the White House worked to dampen opposition from the right and win confirmation for the president's pick.


"She won't change," Bush said. "I mean, the person I know is not the kind of person that is going to change her philosophy and her philosophy is, is that she is not going to legislate from the bench."

Bush said Miers is the most qualified candidate for the job, and Mrs. Bush agreed: "Absolutely. Absolutely."

"She's very deliberate and thoughtful and will bring dignity to wherever she goes, but certainly to the Supreme Court," Mrs. Bush said. "She'll be really excellent."
Fanfuckingtastic. Because the Supreme Court has been a regular Animal House for years, so the most pertinent qualification in a new appointee should be dignity.

What are these two smoking? Only someone who is high could say with a straight face that a woman who is a former Catholic Democrat, and who contributed to Hillary Clinton’s campaign, is “not the kind of person that is going to change her philosophy.” Only someone with a drug-addled mind could suggest that any member of the Supreme Court won’t “legislate from the bench,” with total disregard for the fact that sometimes when the highest court in the land simply interprets existing law on a new issue, it has the de facto effect of creating new law. Only someone through whose veins is coursing near-lethal levels of illicit substances could sputter that being “deliberate and thoughtful” are somehow among the most significant attributes required of a Supreme Court Justice. I’m sure Jeffrey Dahmer was single-mindedly deliberate and thoughtful in his pursuit of a victim to turn into a lobotomized sex zombie and delicious midnight snack, but I’m fairly certain I wouldn’t want him deciding important court cases. Honestly—just shut up and go away already, you idiotic lunatics.

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