Media in Trouble: All the news thats UNfit to print!: Flippity Floppity

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Thursday, October 13, 2005

Flippity Floppity

Our Friend Uncle Al Gonzales seems to be in a bit of a tiff.

As Reddhedd is reporting over at Firedoglake, Fund says Al has supposedly not really liked Harriet Miers for the SCOTUS pick. Cheney don't like her none either.
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.

That's odd!
I could have sworn I read this in the Guardian:
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales asserted Wednesday that Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers would bring ``a unique brand of experience'' to the high court and that critics will feel comfortable when they get to know her.

Gonzales, himself once considered a leading candidate for a vacancy there, said there is ``nothing unique or earth-shattering'' about Miers' nomination and said people should give her time to say who she is and what she believes.

President Bush ``has a wonderful track record'' in naming judges, Gonzales, a longtime Bush aide and confidant, said in an interview on ABC's ``Good Morning America. He said the Miers nomination ``is consistent with that model.''

``She is a person who believes in judicial restraint, understands the proper role of a judge,'' Gonzales said. ``She is uniquely qualified. She will bring a diversity of experience.''

``She is going to bring, in my judgment, a unique brand of experience to the court that will strengthen the court,'' Gonzales added when asked about criticism, much of it from conservative Republicans, that Miers lacks legal stature for the job.


Gonzales said he shares Bush's confidence in Miers' confirmation prospects and predicted that the controversy will fade after people have had an ``ample opportunity'' to hear from her.

Awww! Ok Maybe, (in Uncle Al's defense) he was a little more comfy once the whole base got pissed off at her, just as much (if not more) as they would if he were the nominee.

Uncle Al, which is it?