Harriet Miers 'soft' on homosexuality?
October 04, 2005
AmericaBlog has posted a gay rights questionnaire sent in by Human Rights Campaign that Harriet Miers filled out in 1989:
1. The questionnaire is from the Lesbian/Gay Political Coalition of Dallas.
2. Miers seems supportive of increased AIDS funding, which isn't a small deal in 1989, especially in a more conservative place with Texas.
3. Miers says she believes gays should have the same civil rights as straights. Again, perhaps no big shocker today, but this was 1989 in Texas.
4. At the end of the questionnaire, Miers says she is NOT seeking the endorsement of the gay rights group.
5. But then why did Miers fill out their questionnaire in the first place? Would a true conservative family-values candidate fill out a candidate questionnaire from a gay rights group TODAY, let alone in 1989 and in Texas to boot? [LINK]Here's my question: let's say Miers turns out to be "moderate" on a bunch of issues, does it make sense to filibuster her nomination just to make a point about cronyism? Especially since Bush is not likely to nominate a progressive to the Supreme Court. Maybe a nominee no rightwinger likes is one that the rest of us can live with. Of course, all this is relevant only if Miers turns out to be a moderate.