Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Asking the Questions

Once again, Arlen Specter has renewed my faith in him, today releasing a letter to Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers in which he wrote that he will ask Miers "about the Bush administration's policy of detaining suspected terrorists at Guantanamo Bay." Specter "also said he would ask what assurances she could offer that she would be independent, if confirmed, 'and not give President Bush any special deference on any matter involving him that might come before the court,'" according to the Associated Press.



At 9:44 PM, Blogger McPherson Hall said...

Hi Jeremy,
Spector and Leahy were on PBS' Jim Lehrer NewsHour earlier this evening. Both were good, and I sense a real cooperative working relationship between the two Senators.
After discussing the Miers nomination, Lehrer asked about Patrick Fitzgerald performance since they were both former prosecutors. Here, Spector really stood out. He did not regurgitate the Kay Hutchinson perjury line, but instead challenged Fitzgerald to substantiate why he had Judy Miller in jail for 85 days ... he seemed agitated by this ... and wanted to see "the workpapers" ... then went on to return to Miers and say we need to review her "workpapers".
If you are interested the transcript will be up tomorrow or you can listen to the segment with RealAudio through the following link. ttp://

McPherson Hall

At 10:05 PM, Blogger JBD said...

Sounds excellent! I'll check it out. I really wish I could watch Lehrer every night, he's by far the best for nightly news.

At 10:34 PM, Blogger Phil S said...

I doubt that Miers is about to answer Spector with anything very definitive on her work with Bush. She may not be smart enough for the Court, but she's not that dumb. I think Spector is grandstanding.

At 10:42 PM, Blogger The Cynical Liberal said...

Hey now, Jeremy, I thought Jon Stewart was by far the best source for nightly news...

At 10:55 PM, Blogger JBD said...

Touche. Lehrer is the best for "serious nightly news." In the overall category, Stewart wins hands-down, obviously!


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