From today’s list of “reactions” to President Bush’s nomination Harriet Miers to the U.S. Supreme Court:

“This is a smart move. You try to pick a nominee that Democrats won’t be able to criticize as much because they are a woman or minority. This is a classic Clarence Thomas strategy.” Artemus Ward, Northern Illinois University political science professor.

The classic Clarence Thomas strategy? Clarence Thomas’s Senate confirmation was the single most contentious SCOTUS confirmation hearing of the television era.

3 Comments so far

  1. Greg Mohler (unregistered) on October 3rd, 2005 @ 10:25 am

    Heh. I can’t imagine anything the Democrats would be able to home in on, except for the small exceptions of her (a) having never been a judge at any level, and (b) being a former board member of Exodus Ministries. Bush sure can pick’em (provided they’re already literally right in front of him).

  2. Steve Eady (unregistered) on October 3rd, 2005 @ 11:19 am

    Is Bush a great president or what? He is doing his best to unite democrats and republicans, by choosing a nominee they can both hate.

  3. jehad (unregistered) on October 3rd, 2005 @ 12:05 pm

    re: reader’s comment. Not all people are smart. or semi-smart. or moderately smart. or kind of smart. or a wee bit smart.

    did you see she was a Democrat during the Reagan years? Gave to Gore’s campaign back in 1988.

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