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POLITICS: Miers' brevity fails to impress Senate panelists

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posted on Oct, 20 2005 @ 09:04 AM
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Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Arlen Specter and the ranking Democrat Patrick Leahy have called Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers responses to her questionnaire as "incomplete" and "inadequate". Citing one word answers to multipart questions Leahy further stated that several Senators on the committee were "insulted". The formal hearing on Miers conformation are set to begin November 7th.

 



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Washington -- Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers flunked her first test before the Senate Judiciary Committee by providing "incomplete" and "inadequate" responses to her questionnaire, committee Chairman Arlen Specter, R-Pa., and ranking Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy said Wednesday.

Known for her meticulousness and near obsessive attention to detail, Miers, for example, gave one-word answers to two-part questions, Leahy said, adding that some senators were "insulted" by her answers.

Specter described as "chaotic" the 2 1/2 weeks since President Bush picked his White House counsel to succeed retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, a pivotal centrist on the high court who supports the landmark Roe vs. Wade abortion rights decision.


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"ICEBERG DEAD AHEAD".... Steady as she goes.... Arlen Spectre sums it up best here "There's been more controversy before this nominee has uttered a formal word than I have ever heard". We are going to see a drawn out battle on this one with the President on one side trying to shore up votes and appease religious right supporters and the Democrats sensing the blood in the water and going to town. Either way it should prove entertaining. I think this nomination will have to be withdrawn at some point.




posted on Oct, 20 2005 @ 09:56 AM
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Does this committee have the final word on apointing this judge?
Or can the US President go over their heads?



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