Wednesday, October 05, 2005


Harriet Miers is no Puritan

There has been much comment in the blogosphere about Bush's new Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers. Some of it has revolved around her being an "evangelical Christian," speculation about how devout she really is, and how her religious beliefs will affect the court.

I do not know Ms. Miers personally, but I don't think she is a strict, Puritanical "Bible thumper" regardless of what speculation I hear in the press. After all, in 1995 she took the job of being chairman of the Texas Lottery Commission. Most of the sweet old church ladies I know would refuse a job like that which involved both encouraging people to pursue a quick and easy path to material wealth and also deceiving the innumerate, who are mostly poor and can least afford to be tricked out of money.

I am not saying Ms. Miers is un-Christian (after all, some churches have different views on the morality of gambling) merely that she obviously isn't a Puritanical prude.

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