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I found this in my inbox:

Dear John,

Today, President Bush announced his choice to succeed Justice Sandra Day O’Connor as the next Supreme Court Justice: Harriet Miers. Ms. Miers is the third woman to be nominated for the Supreme Court, and like Justice O’Connor is a legal trailblazer. Ms. Miers is an extremely well-qualified and fair-minded individual who is committed to interpreting the law instead of legislating from the bench.

President Bush selected Ms. Miers after embarking on a thorough and deliberate thought process. This confirmation however promises to be much more contentious than the confirmation of Judge John Roberts. Before Ms. Miers was even announced many Democrat groups said they would oppose her. They have no interest in giving Ms. Miers a fair hearing or vote. They are promising to throw every punch, make every accusation and pressure every Senator to oppose this nominee no matter what her qualifications may be. We have to be prepared to counter their actions and that is why Harriet Miers needs your help.

To ensure Ms. Miers is confirmed by the U.S. Senate, I need you to do three things.

1. Call your Senators. Tell them Harriet Miers has your support and deserves theirs.

2. Sign our petition in support of the timely confirmation of Harriet Miers.

3. Call talk radio, write a letter to the editor of your local paper and tell your friends and neighbors why you support the President’s choice.

Harriet Miers has a record that demonstrates a commitment to faithfully applying the Constitution. For more information on the nominee, go to

In the coming years and decades, the decisions the Supreme Court makes will greatly affect all of our lives. We need a jurist on the court who will not legislate from the bench, who will approach cases with an open mind and who will be fair. Ms. Miers is that jurist. Call your Senators. Tell them to vote yes on the confirmation of Harriet Miers.


Ken Mehlman,
RNC Chairman

I don’t remember getting one of these for the Roberts nomination.

Posted at 11:23 am by Johnny B

Posted by Reagan_Gahagan @ 10/06/2005 12:32 PM PDT
I got the same email from Mehlman and the RNC. I am doing the exact opposite of what he asks.

Posted by John Broussard @ 10/06/2005 01:05 PM PDT
I don’t even know how I got on the list. Ashcroft must have been reading my emails or something. The Republican party is losing my support left and right. The Senators are a bunch of “jackholes”, and W is catering to them far too much.

Posted by Reagan_Gahagan @ 10/06/2005 02:54 PM PDT
I just called both of my Senators to tell them not to vote for Ms. Miers. After I told their secretaries to tell the Senator to vote no, Vitter’s secretary took down all of my contact information, and Landrieu’s secretary just didn’t give a $hit.

Posted by Jordan @ 10/06/2005 03:46 PM PDT
I would hate it if she’s confirmed and turns out to be another Warren, Souter, etc.
But… do you really think we’ll get a more conservative candidate if the Dem’s are “successful” in thwarting this nomination? Whoever is advising W might even run further to the middle.

Posted by Johnny B @ 10/06/2005 10:05 PM PDT
Harry Reid has already signed off on her, essentially. At the DailyKos they said this nomination has the fingerprints of Laura Bush all over it, and that the Dems could be in a worse position. It’s lazy and weak on behalf of the administration. In this way Bush really backed conservatives in a corner. Jordan, you are right to say that this may be as good as it gets, and that Meiers might be better than a second choice. What kind of proposition is this for Republicans? It’s no mistake W gives a rousing speech about war days after this nomination. What good will be her loyalty to W be in three years?


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