Harriet Miers' Exodus

October 03, 2005

So, I drafted up this:

I haven't been keeping up with news much lately. Or with anything really, but that's the subject for another post I'll never write. So, I'm watching the Daily Show, the only TV I almost never miss, and they're covering Bush's announcement about Harriet Miers, wherein he says this:

Harriet Miers has given generously of her time and talent by serving as a leader with more than a dozen community groups and charities, including the Young Women's Christian Association, Childcare Dallas, Goodwill Industries, Exodus Ministries, Meals on Wheels and the Legal Aid Society.

My ears perked up at Exodus Ministries. If you're not familiar with them, they're the group that will help you be, you know, not so gay - their slogan is Freedom from homosexuality through the power of Jesus Christ.

So, that should go well. And, if you think that the fact that Bush appointed her as the head of the Texas Lottery Commission when he was governor makes this whole think smack of Brownie-style cronyism, it's only fair to point out that Harriet Miers has never been a judge.

And then I found this:
Miers, the "Exodus Scandal," and Why our Devotion to the Truth Hurts Us. Good point about the fact that, after having a similar reaction to mine, lefties online discovered that Harriet Miers dealt with a different Exodus Ministries, one that deals with ex-convicts, and, for all intents and purposes, has nothing to do with healing homosexuals. Given the lie we all wanted to believe, the left self-corrected and debunked the myth before it gained a foothold.

Apart from that, as far as I know, the Texas Lottery Commission still refers to the Lottery Commission in the State of Texas, and the "never been a judge" still refers to Miers' never having served on a judicial bench before. So, we've still got that.

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Good god.

I wrote a review of a documentary covering this:


Watching the Daily Show before work this morning, I heard Women's Christian Association and that was enough for my mind to go blank. I didn't even register those Exodus ministry assclowns.

Posted by: Alex at October 4, 2005 09:08 AM

Ahh.... FUCK! I wanted to display some righteous indignation and finger waving.

Posted by: Alex Mestas at October 6, 2005 07:53 PM

Never fear - there's plenty of fodder for righteous indignation and finger waving all around us. And I'm sure Harriet Miers will contribute to the righteous indignation cause in more substantive ways, given the opportunity.

Posted by: starlen at October 10, 2005 10:11 AM

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