Monday, October 03, 2005

People say stupid things

Last night I dreamt that I had been nominated to the US Supreme Court. Yes me. The fact that I have no experience as a judge seemed not to matter much. I did find out some interesting things:
1. The sleeves on the robes are detachable.
2. The new gal has to wear a green wig for the first 3 weeks the court is in session.
Now you know.

When John's alarm went off at 6am, it was to the tones of some woman on NPR saying something about the US Supreme Court. I didn't pay attention (did I mention this was at 6am?), except to notice that she had said the word "founders" twice.
When I got up with the kids a few hours later, it was to the news that our president (Hannah asked me the other day: "Is the president evil?" and I really didn't know what to say.) had nominated Harriet Miers to the US Supreme Court. So much for me. Though spooky that she has no experience as a judge.

And this is what I had heard at 6am, no dream, just Harriet Miers' own words:

"The wisdom of those who drafted our Constitution and conceived our nation as functioning with three strong and independent branches have proven truly remarkable. It is the responsibility of every generation to be true to the founders' vision of the proper role of the courts in our society. If confirmed, I recognize that I will have a tremendous responsibility to keep our judicial system strong and help ensure that the courts meet their obligation to strictly apply the law and the Constitution. "

The very founders who would have summarily denied her the vote. Who kept slaves.

Confirmed or not, we can only hope that she realizes that the Constitution has been amended a couple of times since those founders wrote it.

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