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What if Alberto Gonzales and Harriet Miers Had Been Confirmed to the Supreme Court?


— March 15, 2007

Nearly lost in all the hootin’ and hollerin’ about U.S. Attorney-gate is a delicious truth: Two of the worst offenders in this whole mess were at the top of President Bush’s list to fill the U.S. Supreme Court vacancies last year. That’s right, friends, had Bush had his way in the fall of 2005, we’d be looking today at a court fearlessly led by a Chief Justice Alberto Gonzales and starring an Associate Justice Harriet Miers.

Stop and savor the possibilities. Think what the past year at the high court would have looked like had the president managed to seat his two favorite lawyers. Just imagine, with me, the delicious scandals that might have ensued.

Details here from Dahlia Lithwick at Slate. (via Bashman)


Nearly lost in all the hootin’ and hollerin’ about U.S. Attorney-gate is a delicious truth: Two of the worst offenders in this whole mess were at the top of President Bush’s list to fill the U.S. Supreme Court vacancies last year. That’s right, friends, had Bush had his way in the fall of 2005, we’d be looking today at a court fearlessly led by a Chief Justice Alberto Gonzales and starring an Associate Justice Harriet Miers.

Stop and savor the possibilities. Think what the past year at the high court would have looked like had the president managed to seat his two favorite lawyers. Just imagine, with me, the delicious scandals that might have ensued.

Details here from Dahlia Lithwick at Slate. (via Bashman)

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