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Sunday, October 09, 2005

Schlafly -- President Bush's Women Are Pro Choice

By Aussiegirl

Phyllis Schlafly weighs in on the Miers pick with the observation that all the women surrounding Bush, including his family and staff do not support the overturning of Roe v. Wade, so why would anyone imagine that Harriet Miers is any different or that this decision is somethat that matters to him.

Schlafly: President Bush's Women Are Pro Choice

The real question she said, is "would she be a vote to overturn Roe v. Wade, and I don’t see any evidence of that. All the women around Bush are opposed to overturning Roe v. Wade – his wife, his mother, his Secretary of State, the [co-chair] of the Republican National Committee ... There is no woman around Bush who is in favor of overturning Roe v. Wade.”

Asked if she thought Miers would be questioned about the subject when she appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Mrs. Schlafly predicted that "she’ll be questioned but she won’t say anything. Roberts testified 20 hours and didn’t say anything.”

Miers’ lack of a paper trail concerns Mrs. Schlafly. "We should have a paper trail, something she’s written. Nobody knows anything she’s written that shows a strong philosophical commitment to the Constitution the way it was written. The job of a Supreme Court justice is to write opinions and what has she written? So how can we make a judgment?”

As for Miers’ qualifications for the Court, Mrs. Schlafly said "There are probably 100 lawyers in every big city who are just as qualified as she is. She really doesn’t have anything to recommend her except that she is a friend of George Bush.”.

Responding to a NewsMax.com comment that once appointed to the Supreme Court justices tend to be seduced by the blandishments of Washington’s liberal intellectual community and in the words of the media "grow in office,” Mrs. Schlafly said she feared that this would be the case with Harriet Miers.

[...]"They always seem to grow Left – they never seem to grow Right,” she observed. "To resist that, it takes a person with the intellect to resist it. Scalia and Thomas and Rehnquist all had the intellect to resist it."

Mrs. Schlafly said she thinks that Miers, on the other hand, will be another O’Conner: "roll back and forth, and then the commentators will say she’s the most powerful woman in America because we don’t know what she’s going to do – she’ll be the five to four vote one way one time and another way another time.

"Anyway, it boils down to a terrible disappointment and missed opportunity on the part of George Bush,” Mrs. Schlafly told NewsMax.com.


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