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Thursday, October 13, 2005 

Bush: Her Religion is Part of Her Life (But It Was Not a Litmus Test?)

(Breitbart) President Bush said Wednesday his advisers were telling conservatives about Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers' religious beliefs because they are interested in her background and "part of Harriet Miers' life is her religion."

"People are interested to know why I picked Harriet Miers," Bush told reporters at the White House. "They want to know Harriet Miers' background. They want to know as much as they possibly can before they form opinions. And part of Harriet Miers' life is her religion."

I don’t know about you, but this sure sounds like a religious nomination to me. Would everyone that is currently supporting him be just as supportive if we had a Muslim president, and they nominated a clearly unqualified person who was a “devote Muslim”?

Better yet, does the President really think any of us do not see through the thinly veiled plea for support from the right by saying her religion is “part of her life”? I think we all understand what you mean Mr. Bush, but anyone with some intellectual honesty will still think she is not qualified. Strong faith in God does not instantly qualify someone for the highest court.