Saturday, October 08, 2005
One for the little guys everywhere
In a way, I'm kind of happy that Harriet Miers was nominanted to be the next justice.
She stands for the "everyman." The normal. The average.
If she, a graduate of a law school that most people have never heard of, can be nominated for the highest honor in her field, that gives hope to all average Joes everywhere. Just because you're not highly regarded by society's standards, doesn't mean great things can't happen for you.
Miers is a symbol of egalitarianism and democracy in an Andrew Jackson sort of way. Many people balked when good ol' Stonewall was elected since he was the first president NOT come from an elite background.
Now, don't get me wrong. I'm not saying she's qualified (or she isn't). I just like when there's an anomoly in an elitist world.
This link to Mier's blog is awful, but so funny.