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NOMINEES WITHOUT JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE ARE GREAT, EXCEPT WHEN THEY’RE … DEMOCRATS! Senator John Cornyn (Wingnut-TX) thought it would be “very beneficial” to have a bird-brain non-judge like Harriet Miers on the Supreme Court, because she would have a non-judicial “grounding in reality and common sense” lacking in professional judges. But Elena Kagan is a terrible choice “because she lacks judicial experience.” [Political Wire via Wonkette operative “Matt N.”] Read more on …
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Emails Suggest Rove Was Totally Up In This Attorney-Firing Business

The research goblins over at TPM and the New York Times are busy at work devouring thousands of pages of newly released documents regarding the US attorney firing scandal. At an undetermined point in the future, these specially evolved goblins will excrete a powdery white substance and several pages of “analysis,” or at least a few juicy quotes from Karl Rove about how he is guilty of unspeakable crimes against David Iglesias, the US attorney in New Mexico who was fired “for poor performance” (meaning, because he did not aggressively pursue Republican allegations of voter fraud). Read more on Emails Suggest Rove Was Totally Up In This Attorney-Firing Business…
 

LIBERAL DEMOCRATS SUE WHITE HOUSE: From the AP: “The House Judiciary Committee filed suit Monday to force former White House Counsel Harriet Miers and White House chief of staff Joshua Bolten to provide information about the firing of U.S. attorneys.” Ha ha, they’re still harping about that thing, and those people! George W. Bush will claim executive privilege over this gay law suit, and America will be saved. [AP/Google] Read more on …
 

HOUSE REPUBLICANS STOMP OUT OF CONGRESS, NOBODY CARES: Hey, a whole bunch of GOP representatives angrily walked out of the House this afternoon because they’re so angry about how Josh Bolten and Harriet Miers were finally held in contempt of Congress for all their many crimes against America, God and Nature. Happy angry Valentine’s Day, children! [CNN] Read more on …
 

Judiciary Committee Finally Issues Contempt Resolutions Against Bolten, Rove, Miers

Remember that horrific U.S. attorney firing scandal? You know, the one that was extraordinarily illegal and should be guaranteeing Democrats electoral dominance for the next 50 years, if they weren’t so bad at exploiting it? Well, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved contempt resolutions this morning against Karl Rove and White House chief of staff Josh Bolten for ignoring it. So… does this mean we get to put Alberto Gonzales in the pokey any time soon? Read more on Judiciary Committee Finally Issues Contempt Resolutions Against Bolten, Rove, Miers…
 

“The sergeant at arms could stick Harriet Miers in the basement, lock her up and wait until she’s ready to talk.” [Politico]
 

Wacky New House Judiciary Panel Finds Miers, Bolten In Contempt

Well, looks like Harriet Miers and Josh Bolten are now officially in contempt of Congress, thanks to the 22-17 vote of the House panel, pictured at left. Miers and Bolten were arrested and sent to Abu Ghraib to await their show trial in 2012. Read more on Wacky New House Judiciary Panel Finds Miers, Bolten In Contempt…
 

Miers & Bolten Gettin’ Charged With Contempt

Harriet Miers and White House chief of staff Josh Bolten will be charged with contempt this week by the House Judiciary Committee, beginning what will hopefully be an 18-month-long process of charges, arrests, impeachments, imprisonments and live, boring cable-news coverage that will ultimately end with Dick Cheney convicted of doing 9/11 and getting beheaded on live teevee. Read more on Miers & Bolten Gettin’ Charged With Contempt…
 

Free as a Bird

This week, Joe and Hadassah Lieberman, Henry Rollins, Ian Svenonius, Paul Begala, Harriet Miers, Ralph Nader, Conrad Burns and Scooter Libby were all spotted being various degrees of famous at various places by our spies and operatives. Voyeuristic fun, as always, is after the jump. Read more on Free as a Bird…
 

House Panel Yells At Miers’ Empty Chair

As ordered by her former boss, the president, Harriet Miers totally ignored her subpoena and didn’t show up on the Hill today. Representatives on the House Judiciary Subcommittee responded by yelling at the empty chair where she was supposed to sit. Read more on House Panel Yells At Miers’ Empty Chair…
 

Harriet Miers to Return to Prime Time

Fantastic news for all fans of awkward testimony: Harriet Miers is heading to congress to answer questions about her role in the US Attorneys scandal! John Conyers’ House committee snagged Harriet for sure-to-be hilarious testimony, while Pat Leahy’s Senate is stuck with the less exciting Sara Taylor. Read more on Harriet Miers to Return to Prime Time…
 

Wonk’d: Down The Road And Back Again

Behold Harriet Miers, far from Dorothy, Rose, and Sofia, yet smirking all the way to the hearing room. She’s in today’s Wonk’d, along with Mark Foley in the role of the sassy friend with all the best zingers and Barney Frank playing the lovable dummy. Make the jump for these golden girls, plus Rick Santorum as the hateable dummy, Jesse Jackson, Jr. as “the black one,” and one very hungry Stephanie Herseth. Read more on Wonk’d: Down The Road And Back Again…
 

Bush To Resign At 5:45 P.M.

Ha ha, you wish. But he is making a “statement,” and it just might be a farewell to Alberto … or a pledge to send another 100,000 school-age troops for a Children’s Crusade in the Middle East. Who really knows? Meanwhile, Watergate legend and current White House counsel Fred Fielding has sent a very special letter to Leahy and Conyers, offering the usual unsworn midnight interviews with Rove, Harriet, etc., but only if the Senate and House operate with the lights off and everybody wears Jar Jar Binks’ masks and the Medallion of Secrecy is waved over each doorway during the backwards-masked Pig Call. Read the whole dumb thing, after the jump. Read more on Bush To Resign At 5:45 P.M….
 

Harriet Miers Is Really Happy About Gonzo’s Troubles

Harriet the Spy looks mighty pleased with the calls for Alberto Gonzales’ resignation. Does the batty old gal think she’ll be the new AG? Alberto’s press conference is just 40 minutes away! Yes, John Mitchell was the first AG to go to prison, but Gonzales will be the first Mexican-American Attorney General to be locked up in the federal penitentiary. We hope Bush is mentioning this in his speech to the Mexicans about the American Dream. Read more on Harriet Miers Is Really Happy About Gonzo’s Troubles…
 

First Thing Harriet Miers Recommended, Let’s Fire All the Lawyers

Ok, so the White House fired eight US Attorneys for sketchy political reasons. Everyone caught up? It seems, in hindsight, like a remarkably stupid decision, especially now that the congressional Dems are firing up the subpoenas and calling for Alberto Gonzales’ head. (Justifying torture? We’ll let that slide. Fire a lawyer, though, and you’re in deep shit, Mister.) Read more on First Thing Harriet Miers Recommended, Let’s Fire All the Lawyers…
 

Another Nixon-Reagan Corpse Dug Up For Dubya

Fred F. Fielding, who helped a lot of Reagan Administration criminals not go to prison forever, is the new White House counsel. Lightweights like Harriet Miers are presumably unprepared for possible impeachments. Read more on Another Nixon-Reagan Corpse Dug Up For Dubya…