Monday, October 03, 2005

Harriet Who?

Why, Harriet Ellan Miers. You know, the White House Counsel who has never been a judge but who has been honchoing the Bush administration effort to pick Supreme Court nominees. Ah. That Harriet was just nominated by the White House to be the Supreme to succeed Sandra Day O'Connor. And in case the name Harriet Miers does not immediately call to mind the bio and curriculum vitae of a mover and shaker, Consigliere Miers hails from Dallas, TX. Ah. Consigliere Miers was appointed White House Counsel when former White House Consigliere, Alberto Gonzales, was appointed Attorney General. Ah. What ain't Harriet Ellen Miers? She ain't no Sandra Day O'Connor. What is Harriet Ellen Miers? She's a Texas GOP suck-up with a law degree. Here's her bio from the American Justice Partnership: “Harriet Miers serves as Counsel to the President. Most recently, she served as Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff, and prior to that she was Assistant to the President and Staff Secretary. “Before joining the President's staff, she was Co-Managing Partner at Locke Liddell & Sapp, LLP from 1998-2000. She had worked at the Locke Purnell, Rain & Harrell firm, or its predecessor, from 1972 until its merger with the Liddell Sapp firm. From 1995 until 2000, she was chair of the Texas Lottery Commission. In 1992, Harriet became the first woman president of the Texas State Bar, and in 1985 she became the first woman president of the Dallas Bar Association. She also served as a Member-At-Large on the Dallas City Council. “Harriet received both her undergraduate and law degrees from Southern Methodist University.” Well, I'll tell you what…for a come-from-nowhere legal hack who has gotten where she is by brown-nosing the Texas mob, Ms Harriet may have won the Texas Lottery this morning.

1 comment:

Barry Schwartz said...

Yeah, this is a case of getting ahead by toadying for the narcissist. It's got Bush (not Cheney) written all over it.