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October 13, 2005

"Trust Me"

I feel like I'm playing a double-agent Devil's Advocate regarding the Miers nomination. Color me a definite fence-sitter. Here's my current question:

Matt said he's having trouble trusting the President because of other campaign promises he's broken. I'm with him on that count. However, now we're being asked to trust him with a judicial nomination, so let's compare apples to apples. Dubya's not asking for a general "trust me", he's asking for a specific one with this nomination.

So the question is; considering the group of judges he's already nominated to the federal bench, are you happy with that batch, and if so, do you have any reason to think he's doing something different with the Miers nomination?

Comment on, dudes.

Posted by Doug at October 13, 2005 01:58 PM

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I've been sitting on the fence on this one as well. I understand some of the frustration from some quarters because of the number of qualified judges that were already on the bench who could have easily been elevated to the Supreme Court. On the other hand, I believe the President when he says that he knows Ms. Miers well and trusts her judgement. In answer to your specific question, I believe the President knows exactly what he's doing and based on his track record on judicial nominations thus far I have every reason to believe he is approaching this nomination the same way he has approached every other one.

Posted by: Tom at October 13, 2005 02:23 PM

I count myself as undecided as well, and whenever a politician, any politician, says "trust me" I automatically more skeptical than ever.

Posted by: Stephen Macklin at October 13, 2005 04:13 PM

Still disappointed and frustrated. Still disgusted by the evangelical capitulation and victim mentality.

Posted by: Matt at October 14, 2005 02:29 AM