Thursday, October 13, 2005

Strict Constructionists??

The full quote from George Bush (10/12/2005):

"People ask me why I picked Harriet Miers. They want to know Harriet Miers' background; they want to know as much as they possibly can before they form opinions. And part of Harriet Miers' life is her religion."

From the U. S. Constitution, which he swore to uphold, by the way...

Article VI, Clause 3: The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.

Bush is perilously close to saying baldly that Miers' evangelical religious background was a reason for her selection. Perhaps not an outright statement to that effect, but a clear linkage is implied, close enough to calm the extreme Right wing, but cagey enough that he thinks it will mollify people who don't like to see the Constitution ignored.

1 Thoughts:

Blogger Doug said...

Add it to the articles of impeachment.

Thursday, October 13, 2005 10:22:00 AM  

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