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Judgments rendered on Miers' nomination

October 25, 2005

Re "Miers' Answer Raises Questions," Oct. 22

Harriet E. Miers possesses President Bush's greatest qualification, proving her uniquely qualified for any nomination, whether for a Cabinet post or as a justice of the Supreme Court. Miers is totally loyal to the president. Who could ask for anything more?

JEROLD DRUCKER

Tarzana

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First, Supreme Court nominee Miers is not qualified. Second, she is both an evangelical Christian and a conservative Republican but, because of the lack of a judicial record, we don't know to what degree she would allow her religious beliefs to affect her view of constitutional issues. Third, Democrats would be better off supporting her because there's a small chance she won't be as bad as we think. If we defeat the nomination, we may get someone more qualified who would definitely be as bad as we think.

PAUL COHEN

Covina

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I have been often annoyed to enraged by the cartoons of Michael Ramirez, so I feel I must offer the following comment on his editorial cartoon on Miers (Oct. 23). It was clever, witty and right on target. And brilliantly drawn. I'll bet even Herblock is smiling.

PIERCE ROLLINS

Palm Springs

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