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David Frum has slagged the Miers pick pretty hard, but Air America's Ben Wikler finds that Frum must've thought better of the following additional dig, which he apparently posted and then quickly pulled:

She rose to her present position by her absolute devotion to George Bush. I mentioned last week that she told me that the president was the most brilliant man she had ever met. To flatter on such a scale a person must either be an unscrupulous dissembler, which Miers most certainly is not, or a natural follower. And natural followers do not belong on the Supreme Court of the United States.

Weird personal angle: It turns out Miers is the aunt of an old family friend—a kid born a few days apart from me with whom I used to have birthdays with every year as a tot.

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  1. Jualian,

    So, you’e going to recuse yourself from commentary on these matters now? 🙂

  2. More frightening yet, what if the president really was the most brilliant man Miers has ever met?

  3. Anybody seen my aunt?

  4. I mentioned last week that she told me that the president was the most brilliant man she had ever met. To flatter on such a scale a person must either be an unscrupulous dissembler, which Miers most certainly is not, or a natural follower.

    Or maybe she just doesn’t get out much.

  5. D.A.: W made a big deal out of the fact that she was from Texas and attended public school, so the chances of W being the most brilliant man she ever met is probably pretty high.

  6. Why does he write off “unscrupulous dissembler” so quickly? Once I looked up what “dissembler” meant, I thought “ah, there ya go.”

    Wouldn’t you really have to be, in order to get promoted on Bush’s staff?

    I picture Bush’s staff members like the townsfolk in that one episode of the Twilight Zone where this little boy who could turn people into jack-in-the-boxes or lampshades or whatever he wanted if they said or thought anything he didn’t like. And they’d all say “wow, that’s really good what ya did there Anthony, isn’t it Mildred? Isn’t it good what Anthony just did?” while watching him make a three headed gopher or kill somebody’s dog.

  7. Hey Julian – maybe you can get a seat next.

  8. Yeah, with an angle like that, you should be able to get seat on the FCC, or maybe on the DC circuit, or maybe Energy Secretary after the current dude gets fired when people get their heating bills in January.

  9. Julian Sanchez – The next head of FEMA.

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