A beginner's work in progress.......
But, it's all they know.....
Published on October 3, 2005 By dabe In Politics
Dubya Dumbass did it again. He found yet another crony to hoist and foist upon the American people. This time, it's none other than Harriet Miers. Ya wonder how he finds these idiots, how he dredges from the bottom of the cesspool to come up with such crooks, but it's really second nature to him. That's where the dubya dumbass resides. In fact, Miers was head of a law firm in Texas that had to pay out $millions in fines for defrauding investors. And, as head she was a managing partner, one right in the thick of the firm's policies and decisions. This could prove to be a more horrific case of cronyism than heckova job, Brownie. We're talking about the SCOTUS, for Christ sakes.

And, just for shits and giggles, I'll toss into this post that DeLay has just been handed yet another indictment, this time for money laundering.

I'm going to put together a list of all the crooks and indictments and convictions that this administration has ongoing, to illustrate the criminal legacy that the neocons will leave. It likely won't take me very long. It's all over the internet and in the news.

Anyway, back to Miers, that person who some think is a reach across the aisle to democrats. Well, it's not. It's yet another scam-linked crony from the great state of Texas. But, dumbya selected her for two major reasons: her loyalty and the inside information she holds on such issues as the Texas lottery probe, and of all goddamm things, being paid to launder his service record with the National Guard. There is some ugly history here, folks. I'm betting that she may not last through the hearings process.


Miers Led Law Firm Repeatedly Forced to Pay Damages For Defrauding Investors
article by David Sirota

In case anyone thought Harriet Miers wasn't a corporate-shill-in-White-House-clothing, take a gander at how Miers did her best Ken Lay impression while heading a major Texas corporate law firm. That's right, according to the 5/1/00 newsletter Class Action Reporter, Miers headed Locke, Liddell & Sapp at the time the firm was forced to pay $22 million to settle a suit asserting that "it aided a client in defrauding investors."

The details of the case are both nauseating and highly troubling, considering President Bush is considering putting Miers at the top of America's legal system. Under Miers' leadership, the firm represented the head of a "foreign currency trading company [that] was allegedly a Ponzi scheme." The law-firm admitted that it "knew in March 1998 that $ 8 million in [the company's] losses hadn't been reported to investors" but didn't tell regulators.

This wasn't an isolated incident, either. The Austin American-Statesman reported in 2001 that Miers' lawfirm was forced to pay another $8 million for a similar scheme to defraud investors. The suit, which dealt with actions the firm took under Miers in the late 1990s, was again quite troubling. As the 9/20/00 Texas Lawyer reported, Miers' firm helped a now-convicted con man "defraud investors and allowed the firm's [bank] account to be used as a 'conduit.'" The suit said "money from investors that went into the firm's trust account was deposited into [the con man's] bank accounts and was used to pay for his 'expensive toys.'"

If you think Miers wasn't involved in any of this -- think again. Miers wasn't just any old lawyer at the firm. She was the Managing Partner -- the big cheese. True, she could claim she had no idea this was going on. But that would be as laughable/pathetic/transparent as the Enron executives who made the same ones after they ripped off investors.

I wrote earlier today that Democrats must focus on the fact that Miers' defining career experience up until her nomination was being a Bush crony. These new details about her career only enhance that case, in that it shows she is just like the other corrupt corporate cronies like Enron's Ken ("Kenny Boy") Lay that Bush has surrounded himself with over the years. There is no room on the Supreme Court for people like Miers who are clearly entirely compromised by partisan/corporate loyalties -- loyalties that might make her an attractive candidate to the a corrupt elitists who run today's Republican Party, but a danger to the interests of ordinary Americans.


Comments (Page 1)
on Oct 03, 2005
Disappointed that there isn't enough history to prevent the inevitable confirmation of this candidate Dabe?

Or is this additional hatred to top off the fact that Roberts got the top slot so easily?
on Oct 03, 2005
Terp, do you not care about her crooked record? Or, are you so in love with the bushies that you just don't care?

In fact, this has absolutely nothing to do with roberts. But, somehow bringing up miers' lousy record wherein you turn around an blame the roberts confirmation reminds me of how you bushie lovers bring up clinton every time someone points out dubya's failings. Amazing.
on Oct 03, 2005
Another volley in the far left/right "Scorched Earth" option. ;~D
on Oct 03, 2005
Another volley in the far left/right "Scorched Earth" option. ;~D


Ya, if you can't beat them at the ballot box, smear them with accusations and attack, attack with anything that is between twenty and one hundred degrees of separation..... until they resign.

Standard Operational Procedure. They just could not find anything on Roberts (You know, the public didn't like it when they tried to research his children's past). Some wonder why the Democrats keep losing their moderate base.

A little hint, stop throwing mud, and come up with some good ideas for once.
on Oct 04, 2005
Whew!  Thanks Dabe.  I was worried that Miers was not the right person for the court, now I know she will be an excellent addition.  She has your squeal of disproval!
on Oct 04, 2005
And, the fact that dipshit blindly patriotic bushie lovers like his crony picks, is good enough for me to question the both the sanity and the morality of the entire bunch of the blindly patriotic dipshit bushie lovers.
on Oct 04, 2005
Since politicians are universally incompetent and corrupt, I find that the best approach is to figure out which faction relies the most on vicious namecalling, rather than inane press releases punctuated by the occasional thoughtful debate, and then oppose that faction wholeheartedly.
on Oct 04, 2005

And, the fact that dipshit blindly patriotic bushie lovers like his crony picks, is good enough for me to question the both the sanity and the morality of the entire bunch of the blindly patriotic dipshit bushie lovers.

Thanks!  I thought you did not love me any more!

on Oct 04, 2005
The only thing I care about is that she is a Constitutionalist judge and don‘t want to legislate from the bench. The rest about being to far left or right don't matter to me. Because of that, I think she is a good pick.

That's My Two Cents
on Oct 05, 2005
But, she's not a Constitutionalist judge. She's not even a judge at all. She has never been a judge. And, the Constitution is not her forte. In fact, she is a corporate trial attorney. She's a corporate shill. And, were she not a friend of dumbya's, she would likely have been the last person selected for the Supreme Court. If we want the best and the brightest for SCOTUS, we're not getting it with her. She's is nothing but yet another dumbass crony. Even the repubs are questioning her merits. Even the repugs are thinking that if she were not dumbass' attorney, she never would have been selected in a million years.

Lee if you care about a Constitutionalist judge, then you should be worrying about her. She's a lousy pick.
on Oct 05, 2005
There are times when I'm embarrassed that, in this day and age, senior British judges are still crown appointments, with candidates being discretely selected, discussed and vetted and the successful ones chosen by the Lord Chancellor's department, whereupon Her Majesty confirms the appointments, acting "on the advice of her ministers".

Then I come and observe the extraordinary partisan ding dong of judicial appointments on the other side of the Atlantic and, just for a nanosecond, my embarrassment is lessened.

Still, it is vigorous democracy, and it seems to work. No one said it had to be seemly.
on Oct 05, 2005

Then I come and observe the extraordinary partisan ding dong of judicial appointments on the other side of the Atlantic and, just for a nanosecond, my embarrassment is lessened.

Give yourself a treat!  Make it a microsecond next time.

on Oct 05, 2005
One man's crony is another man's trusted associate.
on Oct 05, 2005
Sorry if I offended you Doc, but I think my point is a valid one. I'm not knocking your system, because I think that you've just about got it right, but there is a lack of (judicial) dignity in the over-politicisation of judicial appointments, especially when all sides are trying to prove or second guess the candidates' political opinions which ought, surely, to be a private matter. There are issues here of the separation of powers which the constitutional framers, for all their wisdom weren't able to fully solve.
on Oct 05, 2005
But, she's not a Constitutionalist judge.


Since you automatically believe Bush, his cronies and anybody remotely conservative lies ever time they open their mouth, I would not expect you to believe them when they say Meirs will read the Constitution and not rewrite it using foreign laws.

We will see during the Senate hearings if she continues to hold those beliefs. If she doesn’t, then in my mind she needs to go. That's what the hearings are for. Until then, what info all the news media have dug up and statements from people, who know her, will do for me.