Borking Harriet Miers
emaltz at camden.rutgers.edu
Fri Oct 21 16:56:31 PDT 2005
Not really. Her most impressive private sector qualification is rising to
be the head of a major Dallas law firm.
At 03:23 PM 10/21/2005 -0400, Jeff Segal wrote:
>Among Bork's Wall Street Journal complaints about Miers is this:
> "Ms. Miers was a bar association president (a nonqualification for anyone
> familiar with the bureaucratic service that leads to such presidencies);"
> I'm obviously an outsider here. Within my discipline, presidency of the
> American Political Science Association is an extraordinary honor, and
> somebody who earned that distinction would almost certainly be
> well-qualified for a relevant cabinet-level post. But with all due
> respect, the presidency of a state political science association, even a
> large one, would mean far, far less.
> So, Bork's comments notwithstanding, does it suggest much about Miers that
> she was president of a state bar association?
>Distinguished Professor and Chair
>Department of Political Science
>Stony Brook University
>Stony Brook, NY 11794
>jeffrey.segal at stonybrook.edu
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