Is it possible? Ann Coulter is actually making sense? And I'm actually nodding my head yes to her column?


by Ann Coulter
October 5, 2005

I eagerly await the announcement of President Bush's real nominee to the Supreme Court. If the president meant Harriet Miers seriously, I have to assume Bush wants to go back to Crawford and let Dick Cheney run the country.

Unfortunately for Bush, he could nominate his Scottish terrier Barney, and some conservatives would rush to defend him, claiming to be in possession of secret information convincing them that the pooch is a true conservative and listing Barney's many virtues — loyalty, courage, never jumps on the furniture ...

Harriet Miers went to Southern Methodist University Law School, which is not ranked at all by the serious law school reports and ranked No. 52 by US News and World Report. Her greatest legal accomplishment is being the first woman commissioner of the Texas Lottery.

I know conservatives have been trained to hate people who went to elite universities, and generally that's a good rule of thumb. But not when it comes to the Supreme Court.

First, Bush has no right to say "Trust me." He was elected to represent the American people, not to be dictator for eight years. Among the coalitions that elected Bush are people who have been laboring in the trenches for a quarter-century to change the legal order in America. While Bush was still boozing it up in the early '80s, Ed Meese, Antonin Scalia, Robert Bork and all the founders of the Federalist Society began creating a farm team of massive legal talent on the right...

... and she goes on, finally Coultering it, turning her mean-spirited (but witty) shots back to the true traitors and enemies of all that is good and just --- the liberals. In fact, telling us that the real tragedy here is that the Republicans are acting like the Democrats! (Ok, so at least we know the world hasn't gone completely off its axis -- Ann Coulter still hates Liberals)

But bear this in mind -- Ann Coulter thinks Joe McCarthy was a true American Hero, misunderstood and unfairly portrayed, so her attack on Bush and his pet lawyer is coming from a very different place than, say, someone like Teddy Kennedy, when she tells us in so many words that Harriet Miers is still working her way up to being second-rate -- but that she hasn't got what it takes.


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