Insomnia (insomnia) wrote,

Rove reassures religious right that Miers opposes Roe v. Wade.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Karl Rove arranged for two judges who were personal friends of Harriet Miers to participate in a conference call with this nation's most prominent religious conservatives, convincing them that Miers would vote to overturn Roe v. Wade.

The judges and personal friends of Miers were asked, "Based on your personal knowledge of her, if she had the opportunity, do you believe she would vote to overturn Roe v. Wade?"

"Absolutely," said Judge Kinkeade.

"I agree with that," said Justice Hecht. "I concur."

It's perhaps no coincidence that the members of our nation's Congress were not invited to participate in the secretive conference call.

That said, the Journal reports:
"Some participants in the Oct. 3 conference call fear that they will be called to testify at Ms. Miers's hearings. "If the call is as you describe it, an effort will be made to subpoena everyone on it," a Judiciary Committee staffer told me.

It would be great entertainment to see see senators grilling people like James Dobson on whether they recieved a private briefing or private assurances from the Bush administration about how Miers would vote -- or perhaps whether they have been given similar private reassurances in the past, such as when Roberts was nominated.

By all appearances, these religious zealots may have more information about how our Supreme Court nominees will vote than the members of Congress themselves. Not good.

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