"I'm Sorry.... You Can't Get an Abortion"
The New York Times has posted a PDF of a portion of Harriet Miers' correspondence while she was a Texas state official. Her giggly enthusiasm for the then-Governor Bush approaches parody, using more exclamation points than your average Livejournaler to express such thoughts as "You and Laura are the greatest!" and "Cool!" There is also a curious warning from Bush against "no more public scatology."
But most disturbing? Her reliance on greeting cards, including one for a belated birthday that appears to have picture of an
adorable panda sad-faced puppy* on the front. On the inside it reads:
This is the wishHallmark will need to start a whole new line for her Supreme Court decisions: "Penumbra be damned / It just goes to show / You can't be a Christian / And not overturn Roe." Or maybe, "I think gays / Should have the same rights / But sodomy's not one of them / Let them sleep alone nights."
That should have been sent
Before your birthday
Came and went.
To be fair, she does write her own inscription in the cards, so maybe she'll add a personal touch to the decisions as well. We can't wait: "I thought the government's case for torturing prisoners was the best argument ever!" -- WONKETTE
*As near as we can tell. Damn the NYT for not posting in color!
Harriet Miers [NYT]