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Bush Plays Hide the Salami

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Rumors have abounded about Harriet Miers, and what the Democratic leadership stands on her. DNC Chair Howard Dean gave his opinion in an interview with Chris Matthews.

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According to rumors, President Bush spoke to the Democratic Senate leadership, specifically Harry Reid, before nominating Harriet Miers. Apparently, the DNC chair was left out of the loop on this. "I was surprised," Dean said. "I'm like most every other American, including the ones in Washington. We know almost nothing about her. And we have a lot of questions to be answered before she gets a lifetime appointment."

But Dean did have a suggestion on why the President was so fond of Miers. "I think with a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court, you can't play, you know, hide the salami, or whatever it's called." Yes, it seems that Dean was accusing Bush of boning Harriet Miers, like he did John Roberts.

But, Matthews, known for his mildly confrontational style, immediately called Dean on the carpet the 2004 Presidential race, when he refused to release information about having sex with retired Gen. Wesley Clark. "The stuff that I didn't release was stuff — was not about people who were up for appointment to the United States Supreme Court, I can assure you of that," Dean responded.

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