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One had to have one's cranial parts irretreviably welded into the GOP annal apparatus not to notice when the voices against Harriet Miers got vicious, strident, desperate.
When no documents were forthcoming detailing her position on issues, the mainstream media--the bane of neo-regressives--began digging up speeches and position papers and the like. Harriet Miers, it turns out, was soft on civil rights. She actually indicated that she thought, maybe, that equal opportunity measures were warranted in the name of reparation for moral wrongs and fairness. And that is when the neo-regressives turned up the heat and even started running ads against Ms. Miers.
The Democrats are not blameless in this. They kept diddling around with Roe v. Wade while the real question about what the neo-regressives want to change is ignored. A classic case of misdirection.
What are in real jeopardy are the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the Constitution. That is where the rhetoric against Ms. Mier unmistakably points.