The Pamphleteer

During colonial times in America, if you wanted to convince or inform people about some issue that you considered important, you went to the local printer and got some pamphlets printed. You then handed them out, read them to anybody that was interested, nailed them to the town bulletin board, or the nearest tree. The first amendment was specifically written to protect this type of activity and the writers or "pamphleteers".

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Saturday, October 08, 2005
Harriet Miers for Supreme Court?

My first reaction to this nomination was "Hell, that idiot picked his consigliere!"

After calming down, I read the opinions on both sides of the debate but was leaning towards the "Souter in Drag" school of thought.

However, yesterday, I changed my mind when I read the Wall Street Journal (Sorry, no links) about Harriet Miers being the only person in the history of the Republic to argue and win a case about the Twelfth Amendment.

What's the Twelfth Amendment? Well look it up and while you're doing that, also look up Jones v. Bush.

Way to go Harriet!

If the Gore team had ignored Florida in 2000 and concentrated on the issues raised in Jones v. Bush history might have been changed.