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Monday, October 03, 2005

Cronies of W

So, Harriet Miers is the new Supreme Court nominee. Back in November, I blogged about "The Insiders" like Alberto Gonzales, Condoleezza Rice and Margaret Spellings who were moving up in the second term of George W. Bush's administration. This nomination reflects more of the same thinking:
Harriet Miers, who was Bush's personal lawyer in Texas and recently the President's deputy chief of staff, is taking over for Gonzales as White House Counsel.

This "insider game" has various implications, some obvious and some less clear. For example, it means that Bush is not looking outside the administration for new ideas and talent. He is rewarding loyalty and personal connections.
On July 1, I predicted that Bush would replace Justice O'Conner with a female conservative, though I didn't mention Miers as a candidate.

Oh, while we're talking about Bush's cronies, The Left Coaster has a very disturbing set of images that suggest new Chief Justice Roberts may have been a very bad boy during the Florida recount.

Time to fire up the DVD player.

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