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Oct. 3, 2005, 11:05PM
White House insider nominated to court
By PATTY REINERT
Copyright 2005 Houston Chronicle Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - In nominating Texan Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court, President Bush presented the Senate and its Judiciary Committee with an outline of a justice that they will now have to fill in an accomplished lawyer who has no judicial experience, a short paper trail and a history of giving money to Republicans and Democrats alike....
Bush praised Miers, the White House counsel whom he once described as "a pit bull in size 6 shoes," as a tough lawyer who had broken down many gender barriers in Texas, becoming the first woman to head her Dallas law firm, the first to lead the Dallas Bar Association and the first to be elected president of the state bar.
Miers, a Dallas native who headed the Texas Lottery Commission and worked as Bush's personal attorney before following him to Washington in 2000, said it is the responsibility of each generation "to be true to the founders' vision of the proper role of the courts in our society."