Thursday, October 13, 2005

Phyllis Schlafly Waves Bye Bye to Ann Coulter: Childless--A New Standard to Measure Competence

I hope Phyllis Schlafly was wildly misquoted in this 10/5/2005 CBS news story:

"Eagle Forum president Phyllis Schlafly told CBS News that the nomination is a 'tragic disappointment' and a 'huge mistake.' Schlafly said 'Bush blew it. Miers is a female Souter, a childless appointee and a blank slate.'"

If having a child is a new measure of competence, bye bye Ann Coulter, not to mention Rush Limbaugh. Or, one could build on that and say that poor Janice Rogers Brown, with only one child, should be at the bottom of the Supreme Court competence list and Judge Diarmuid F. O'Scannlain, with eight children, should be at the top.

By the way, I agree with David Reinhard that O'Scannlain would be a great pick. But not due to the number of children he has fathered.

Mrs. Schlafly's comments are just another indication of how emotional and irrational the discussion on this nominee has become.

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