Yes, you read that correctly: at long last, a fun fact about Harriet Miers has been discovered! A Texas correspondent emailed A3G as follows:
Now, the first 18 or so bar numbers are temporary bar numbers reserved for the Justices of the Texas Supreme Court and the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals (our 2 highest courts). But for a non-judge to have such a low bar number is very interesting and highly spiffy. [A3G speculation: Perhaps Miers scored this impressively low bar number when she became the president of the Texas State Bar?]
Let me put it this way, my Texas Bar number is 24834032. [A3G note: digits scrambled to protect source's anonymity.] Nothing cool about 24 million something or another. If I got to say "sixty-seven" when I was asked for my bar number, I'd be invincible. Not only does the lowest bar number look cool, but the lowest bar number nearly always wins, because the judges reading the pleadings assume you've been around longer and know what you're talking about.
I think the low bar number is a gift from Bush. About the only thing cooler than having such a low TBN is being nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Indeed! How cool is that? Perhaps this news can form the centerpiece of the White House campaign for her confirmation. How's this for a slogan: "Vote for Harriet Miers: She's Number 67!"