None of us know much about her, but I have a couple of predictions to make based on this profile in the Washington Post…..
1 – DailyKos and the others on the Anti-Religious Left will seize on this paragraph and insist she must be a lesbian.
Miers, who is not married and does not have children, was active in professional organizations and eventually was elected head of the Dallas and Texas bar associations, where she was known for encouraging members to do pro bono work.
After all isn’t every strong, single woman with no kids a lesbian?
(GP Editor’s Note — Confederate Yankee confirms I was right!)
2 – The Human Rights Campaign will oppose her nomination unless she publicly accepts her obvious lesbianism, has this week or proves she has had an abortion in the past. The HRC will call her a “threat to the future of mankind and future architect of the Montana Gay Concentration Camps.”
3 – Log Cabin Republicans will issue a wussy statement about their wanting questions answered and a fair process established in the Senate confirmation hearings, and express hope that….ZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
Even though I am confident that a ton of gay Republicans in DC must know Ms. Miers and/or her staff either professionally or through friends since she has worked in the Bush White House for years. Now that I think about it, maybe for Christmas I will give the Log Cabin Board and staff a new set of balls. For their ‘holiday tree,’ of course.
Ms. Miers is now for you to pick apart as I delve into my manic Monday.
UPDATE UNO: Unofficial members of the “BlogLeague of Gay conservatives (BLOG-c)” have their take on Ms. Miers’ pick. Chad (Cake Or Death?) thinks Bush has chosen a nominee that he expects will be shot down.
The Malcontent says if conservatives and liberals have at least something good to say about Harriet Miers, that is OK with me. It would seem that there is still more than a little bit of a “uniter” left in this President.
UPDATE DOS: Here’s the expected yawner from Log Cabin Republicans.
(Washington, DC)—”Log Cabin looks forward to a thorough and thoughtful review of Harriet Miers’ nomination to the United States Supreme Court. Recognizing the importance and impact of the Supreme Court, we support the confirmation of all fair-minded jurists to the bench. Given the lack of a public record on Ms. Miers, the confirmation hearings will be a critically important part of the confirmation process. Log Cabin will carefully study Ms. Miers testimony during this confirmation process, particularly as it relates to questions of basic fairness for gay and lesbian Americans.”
UPDATE TRES:The Human Rights Campaign has a less-than-over-the-top-and-bilious reaction so far, to my surprise. Hmmm.. is it because she is a lesbian?