Thursday, October 13, 2005

The Raw Story: Cheney's office opposed Miers nomination to court

The Raw Story has WSJ's John Fund's story about the imploding White House: "Veteran conservative columnist and pundit John Fund asserts in the Wall Street Journal today that the offices of Vice President Dick Cheney and Attorney General Alberto Gonzales tried to block the nomination of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court, RAW STORY has learned.

'A last minute effort was made to block the choice of Ms. Miers, including the offices of Vice President Cheney and Attorney General Alberto Gonzales,' Fund claims. 'It fell on deaf ears.'

'Indeed, even internal advice was shunned,' Fund adds. White House Chief of Staff Andrew 'Card is said to have shouted down objections to Ms. Miers at staff meetings. A senator attending the White House swearing-in of John Roberts four days before the Miers selection was announced was struck by how depressed White House staffers were during discussion of the next nominee. He says their reaction to him could have been characterized as, 'Oh brother, you have no idea what's coming.'"


At 7:57 PM, Blogger mikevotes said...

Even if Cheney isn't indicted, and there's some evidence that Cheney is the reason Fitzgerald has gone after the WHIG, the damage is already being done.

After all those years that the Bush administration controlled their party and the press through fear and threats , the wheels seem to have come off the cart.

Suddenly, the press is criticizing them, and their own senators are beginning to grumble. Unthinkable just six months ago.

At this point, I think, that even if they come out innocent on all counts, the machine will never be the same.


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