Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Would Alexander Hamilton Have Supported George?

Doubt it. Too bad W, doesn't read:
However the Miers nomination turns out, the fact that Bush submitted it is an unflattering reflection on his character. In the Federalist No. 76, Alexander Hamilton writes that the Senate’s role in confirming appointments is designed to make the President

"both ashamed and afraid to bring forward, for the most distinguished or lucrative stations, candidates who had no other merit than that of coming from the same State to which he particularly belonged, or of being in some way or other personally allied to him, or of possessing the necessary insignificance and pliancy to render them the obsequious instruments of his pleasure."

2 comments:

nedhead said...

Have politicians at any point in our nation's history paid heed to Hamilton's postulate?

Anonymous said...


George's shrink says ...

The Deconstruction of George W. Bush - The Harriet Miers Factor

See the base URL for the author's credentials.