October 11th, 2005

Ayn Rand upside-down

How to get nominated to the SCOTUS by an NPD case


http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/11/politics/politicsspecial1/11archive.html

"You are the best governor ever - deserving of great respect," Harriet E. Miers wrote to George W. Bush days after his 51st birthday in July 1997. She also found him "cool," said he and his wife, Laura, were "the greatest!" and told him: "Keep up the great work. Texas is blessed."


Now we see how Harriet Miers got this nomination. Presumably Harry Reid viewed this as a gift and leapt on it; however the key is that with a Narcissistic Personality Disorder case, like George W. Bush, you can get things like this. Indeed, it's more perverse than I'd thought; I'd thought Bush would indeed throw a bone to the right wing hounds, not nominate one of the one of the most Waylon Chambers-like toadies in the narcissist's circle of sycophants.

(As I write, Jerry Springer is discussing this on his Air America Radio show, although apparently without knowledge of the NPD definition. Springer's just describing the symptoms and apologizing for sounding like 'psychobabble'.)
Apollo 4 on column of fire

Elaborate theories of JM

I've seen some pretty elaborate—without being
implausible—theories about Judith Miller finding her notes of
her June 23 conversation with Lewis Libby. But I've got a simple and
plausible theory: Miller was eager to go to jail as a form of
journalistic martyrdom, got tired of it and found a way out of jail,
and now she is simply settling more or less comfortably into her new
role as witness to crimes.