03 October 2005

Harriet Miers?

She’s the new Supreme Court nominee. No one seems to be talking (yet) about her connection to Exodus International. How involved is she in a group that advocates “Freedom from homosexuality through the power of Jesus Christ”? If she’s involved at all, he’s throwing a bone to the religious right, despite what Nina Totenberg & NPR think.

Update: Josh Marshall picks up on the Exodus line but cautions that there is a ministry in Dallas by the same name that works to help former prisoners return to a normal life. The second option actually sounds worthwhile. Scott McClellan has confirmed that she did work for the prison ministry. I stand slightly relieved. But her nomination still reeks of hackery.


Anonymous Jeremy Stein said...

Yeah, I wonder how Nina missed that, particuarly since Bush mentioned it in his nomination speech.

October 03, 2005 9:01 AM  
Blogger OleNelson said...

I must say that I'm COMPLETELY obsessed with the Miers nomination. Why in the world did Bush choose her? Did he not foresee the negative reaction? Is this part of some much more evil uber-plan to get an even worse judge in place? Fascinating all around.

October 10, 2005 12:00 AM  

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