PFAW: ...President Bush himself defended his advisors' use of her faith to build ultraconservative support for her candidacy. "People are interested to know why I picked Harriet Miers. They want to know Harriet Miers' background. They want to know as much as they possibly can before they form opinions. Part of Harriet Miers' life is her religion....
The Senate will now have to delve into her religious views because Bush has said as much. I don't care what her beliefs are myself, but to make this a major factor in determining her qualifications to sit on the bench is ludicrous. The Senate committee will now make this a major focus of the questions they ask Harriet Miers and no Circus Clown can complain when they do.
Armando says: "While no one should be excluded from public office because of their religious views, no one should be chosen for public office, especially for the Supreme Court, BECAUSE of their religious views." ...read on
John Cole says: After this, they can have Justic Sunday every god damned Sunday for the rest of their lives, and they cant say a damned thing if Democrats ask whether a persons religious beliefs may unduly influence their judgement. When Joe Biden is up there talking at length about whether or not Harriet Miers can judge Roe fairly with her religious beliefs such an important part of her life, before James Dobsons head explodes, he best remember who is to blame- Bush and the White House....read on