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  •  So it *is* a setup (none)
    Look what he said - the Dems will do everything not to comfirm Miers. Their version of this play, Act Three to be held in 2006, is to paint the Dems as anti-woman, petty and vindictive.

    Rush already has the meme, as he keeps saying the Dems are calling it cronyism. But I've heard no leading Democrat use that term today (granted, I've been at work away from the media).  

    "The only good troll is a deleted troll."

    by MissAnneThrope on Mon Oct 03, 2005 at 12:07:22 PM PDT

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    •  Conservatives are using "crony" too! (none)
      The reliably conservative Glenn Reynolds has a round-up of conservative blogging on Miers, and it ain't pretty.

      At the moment, the strongest criticism is coming from the right.  Over at The Corner, Ramesh Ponnuru writes:

      It's an inspiring testament to the diversity of the president's cronies.  Wearing heels is not an impediment to being a presidential crony in this administration!

      John Hawkins at RightWingNews, meanwhile, is even more unhappy:

      Miers is a Bush crony with no real conservative credentials, who leapfrogged legions of more deserving judges just because she was Bush's pal.  She used to be Bush's staff secretary for God's sake and now she's going to the Supreme Court while people like Michael Luttig, Priscilla Owen, Janice Rogers Brown & Emilio Garza are being left on the sidelines.

      To merely describe Miers as a terrible pick is to underestimate her sheer awfulness as a selection.

      Glenn's summary:

      Democrats, seeing this sort of complaint from Bush's own supporters, are likely to smell blood. It's early to start the handicapping, but this is a nomination that -- unlike John Roberts' -- is starting out in trouble.

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