Remember Harriet Miers? She was President George W. Bush’s choice to fill the United States Supreme Court vacancy left by Sandra Day O’Connor’s retirement. Here’s what the late Judge Robert Bork had to say about Miers back in 2005:
In May of this year, Joe Foster’s term as Attorney General will end and Governor Chris Sununu will be able to nominate a successor. Here are some questions that Sununu should ask anyone he is considering.
1. Beginning no later than Phil McLaughlin, who was appointed Attorney General in 1997 by then Governor and now United States Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Attorney Generals in New Hampshire have claimed the power to not defend legislation that they deem unconstitutional. A recent example is Joe Foster refusing to defend an education funding law. Do you believe the Attorney General has such a power?
Yesterday I posted about New Hampshire Public Radio’s reporting on the Executive Council’s refusal to confirm one of six nominees Governor and-United-States-Senate-candidiate Maggie Hassan to the New Hampshire Superior Court:
The “legal community” mentioned in the article consists of the Chief of the Manchester Police and the President of the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. That’s akin to CNN reporting, based on interviewing only nine people in Detroit, that Ben Carson’s claims in Gifted Hands were unable to be verified.
What seems to be NHPR’s real concern is that the Washington Free Beacon, a conservative investigating reporting website, influenced the vote by reporting that the nominee had represented child rapists: Continue reading →
CBS is out with some new polls. And it’s getting uglier and uglier and uglier for the GOP establishment.
In Iowa, Donald Trump and Ben Carson are locked in a two-person race. In the latest poll, they take 54 percent of the vote between them. The next closest candidate is Ted Cruz, who is hardly an establishment man, with 10 percent:
New Hampshire, the most establishment friendly of the three early States, is just as bad for the establishment. Trump is way out in front with 40 percent in the most recent poll. Carson is second with 12 percent. Add in Carly Fiorina’s eight percent, and the three outsiders take 60 percent of the vote. Continue reading →