Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Laura Bush Burns Harriet Miers' Bra?

Asked by NBC "Today Show" host Matt Lauer if sexism was behind the attacks on Miers, Mrs. Bush said: "That's possible. I think that's possible."
"I think people are not looking at her accomplishments. They're not realizing that she was the first elected woman to be the head of the Texas Bar Association, for instance. And all the other things. She was the first woman managing partner of a major law firm. She was the first woman hired by her law firm."
Mrs. Bush said her personal interaction with Miers left her very impressed.

I have one question for Mrs. Bush. Would a man with those same qualifications (Not counting being the first woman at her firm etc..) but a man with all of her other qualifications even be considered for a Supreme Court spot?
Picking somebody soley for being a woman is just as sexist as not picking them for the same reason. And if she isn't being picked for that reason, then what other reason is there to pick somebody that most agree is less qualified than hundreds of others? Cronyism? Nice to know the court is held in such high regard.


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