Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Don't let that little donation fool you

Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison today defended SCOTUS nominee Harriet Miers over her support for Al Gore's presidential campaign in 1988, saying that at the time Miers considered Gore to be a conservative:

(CNSNews.com) - Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers "readily admits" that she used to be a Democrat, said her good friend Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison on Tuesday. "Most people in Texas were," Hutchison told Fox News on Tuesday. But starting in 1990, Miers supported Hutchison for state treasurer and President Bush for governor, Hutchison said. "She decided to become a Republican out of conscience, and I think, has an impeccable record as a strong Republican." Hutchison said "back in the old days," Miers supported Al Gore for president. But in 1988, when Miers donated $1,000 to Gore's presidential campaign, Gore was thought to be the conservative candidate - compared with Massachusetts liberal Michael Dukakis. It shouldn't count against her, Hutchison said.