Thursday, October 27, 2005

Dear Harriet,

(I had written a different version of this letter earlier this morning, but blogger was having problems and wouldn't post it. I've modified it now that I've heard that she has withdrawn her nomination.)

Stay strong. Don't let all the mean people get you down. The media and other talking heads just talk to hear their own voices and don't seem to care that the people they put down are real, living, breathing people with feelings. If you really don't want to put up with all the crap there's no shame in deciding that it's not worth it. I was hoping you wouldn't withdraw, but it's okay that you did. Some people will criticize you no matter what you do. Some people are just that way. They will find something wrong with what you do regardless. You are damned if you do and damned if you don't. But you know all of that, I'm sure.

I know you are strong in your Faith and that will carry you through whatever happens. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

I can't help but feel a little responsible for what you're going through. (I admit that sometimes I suffer from fantasies of grandeur.) You have to admit that it does seem a little odd that President Bush would choose to nominate a non-judge after I made my little fuss about it. I'm sorry about that. But I also have to admit that I'm glad it was you and not me on the receiving end of all that vitriol. I don't mean that I'm glad you are suffering through it. I'm just saying that I'm glad that I'm not because I don't really have what it takes to handle it.

As I said earlier, stay strong no matter what happens. And know that you are an inspiration to women regardless of what people might say to the contrary. Good luck to you!

Rae Ann

PS I wish I had said this before it was too late, Just remember, Sex Sells! I was going to suggest that you might want to run by Victoria's Secret and pick up a couple of lacy pink bras. They look pretty good under those robes. Oh, go ahead and go shopping anyway. A new pretty bra or something is always a good thing.


Kristi said...

I wasn't completely sold on her, but no one should have been that mean. She doesn't (didn't) deserve it. Thank goodness she wasn't married or had a family...could you imagine the pain they would be in? No one is off limits nowadays.

I know you would love for W to call you for the nomination. Besides you, who else would want the headache? It is rumored that a few people turned the nomination down, fearing the effects a congressional hearing would have on their families and their lives. I don't know if could blame them.

Who's next? JR Brown? Gonzales? My money is on the latter. Safe choice.

Great letter btw. She would be good to get the whole spa package, not just new lingerie.

SierraBella said...

Rae Ann,
You're just being nice because you are likely to be the next nominee!

I like the red bra peeking out from the robes... just so you know.

Rae Ann said...

kristi, yeah, I wasn't sold on her either, but I really hate the way people talked about her. You're right about the spa! LOL

sierrabella, I wouldn't want that nomination now. The way they torn Harriet apart, can you imagine what they would do to me? Yikes!

Eddie said...

It's too bad she's not the nominee. She would have been wonderful.

DHammett said...

Do I take this to mean your name will not go back in the hat and your picture in Supreme Court robes will not reappear? And I'm not going to touch what might be peaking, er peeking, out of the robes!

mr_g said...

I still find it rather intersteing the the harshest critics were conservatives. It scares me that anybody George Bush nominates could be seen as too liberal in the eyes of his loyal supporters. Makes me truly worry about what will come next!

Rae Ann said...

eddie, you're joking, right? LOL

dh, you can still see the picture if you click the link, but those 'peaks' are borrowed from Victoria's Secret (copy and paste magic). Did I detect a Freudian slip? ;-)

mr g, I seriously doubt that they will confirm the nomination of anyone who's "too conservative". I really do hope he chooses another woman though.

word verification= moxofu

Assorted Babble by Suzie said...

Rae Ann, you and I are on the same page! Great post.....

Shopping is always a good thing! (LOL)