Amy Sullivan


oh, no! not that!

OH NO! NOT THAT!….Stanley Kurtz, who has generally been defending Harriet Miers over in the despairing sea of gnashing teeth that is the National Review’s Corner this week, reports that he’s found some disturbing news that may change his mind about the Supreme Court nominee: “[She] was a key figure behind the establishment of a… Read more »

more musing on miers

MORE MUSING ON MIERS….As Kevin pointed out, conservative reaction to the Miers pick is broadly negative. But it’s split into two camps: those who question whether she is “conservative enough” and those who question whether she is qualified. It’s the latter point that really matters, and it’s one reason why I didn’t make a peep… Read more »

So it’s to be Harriet

SO IT’S TO BE HARRIET….“Bush names Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court.” Harriet Miers is a woman who has excelled in endeavors that require networking and shoulder-rubbing and no actual proof of legal expertise. (General counsel? Lest we forget, Mike Brown’s first job at FEMA was as general counsel.) Already I’ve received a robo-email from… Read more »

choosing to lose

CHOOSING TO LOSE….Watching last week as news began to trickle out about which senators would vote which way on Roberts, I was struck by the fact that the pro-life Harry Reid was voting “no” while the pro-choice Lincoln Chafee was, perhaps unsurprisingly, voting “yes.” Choice groups–who strongly oppose Roberts–are pleased by Reid’s decision. And yet… Read more »

damage control

DAMAGE CONTROL….From Monday’s New York Times: Under the command of President Bush’s two senior political advisers, the White House rolled out a plan this weekend to contain the political damage from the administration’s response to Hurricane Katrina. It orchestrated visits by cabinet members to the region, leading up to an extraordinary return visit by Mr…. Read more »