Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Bush Nominates His Own Lawyer For The Supreme Court

Bush's recent nomination to the Supreme Court, Harriet Miers, has no judicial experience. But then again job experience doesn't seem to matter much to the Bush administration, just ask Brownie and FEMA about it. So what experience does Miers have? Well for starters she headed the law firm Locke, Liddell & Sapp who did their utmost to not only protect their clients but to help them defraud investors. The law firm eventually paid $22 million to settle the suit. And it's not like this was a one-time incident. The firm also paid $8 million in regards to a similar incident where it helped a con-man defraud investors.

In addition to this, Meirs was paid $19,000 to investigate, or rather look into potential problems, regarding Bush's service record and how he managed to get into the National Guard and whether he fulfilled his duties. This little tidbit includes payoffs and a cover-up relating to the Texas Lottery Commission.

And just like anything else with this administration, it wouldn't be right if 9/11 wasn't brought up. We all know that the President was briefed prior to the attack "that Osama Bin Laden was “determined” to attack the U.S. homeland, perhaps with hijacked planes." But as it turns out, Meirs was the person who handed him that briefing.

I'm sure there's a lot more about Meirs and her inside involvement with this administration that we'll never know, given attorney-client privilege, but I'd have to say that the only person worse than the criminal G. W. Bush is his lawyer.