Excerpt Of The Day #2: Coulter On Miers

From the latest Ann Coulter column:

“The only sexism involved in the Miers nomination is the administration’s claim that once they decided they wanted a woman, Miers was the best they could do. Let me just say, if the top male lawyer in the country is John Roberts and the top female lawyer is Harriet Miers, we may as well stop allowing girls to go to law school.”

“Ah, but perhaps you were unaware of Miers’ many other accomplishments. Apparently she was THE FIRST WOMAN in Dallas to have a swimming pool in her back yard! And she was THE FIRST WOMAN with a safety deposit box at the Dallas National Bank! And she was THE FIRST WOMAN to wear pants at her law firm! It’s simply amazing! And did you know she did all this while being a woman?

I don’t know when Republicans became the party that condescends to women, but I am not at all happy about this development. This isn’t the year 1880. And by the way, even in 1880, Miers would not have been the “most qualified” of all women lawyers in the U.S., of which there were 75.”

“There are more important things in life than being Supreme Court material, but – oddly enough – not when we’re talking about an appointment to the Supreme Court. According to the Associated Press, Sen. Arlen Specter defended Miers on the grounds that “Miers’ professional qualifications are excellent, but she lacks experience in constitutional law” – and Specter ought to know. This is like recommending a plumber by saying, “He’s a very professional guy, but he lacks experience in plumbing.”

“The problem with Miers is something entirely different – and entirely within the meaning of “advice and consent”: Miers is no more qualified to sit on the Supreme Court than I am to be a sumo wrestler. The hearings aren’t going to change that; they will just make it more obvious.

I genuinely feel sorry for Miers. I’m sure she’s a lovely woman, brighter than average, and well-qualified for many important jobs. Just not the job Bush has nominated her for. The terrible thing Bush has done to Miers is to force people who care about the court to say that.”

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