Over two months have passed since Article III Groupie last reprinted any sizzling celebrity correspondence in the section of her blog known as Courthouse Forum: Letters to Article III Groupie. The last letter she published was from Judge Alex Kozinski, whom A3G asked for his view on the nomination of Judge John G. Roberts to the Supreme Court.
Dear White House Counsel Miers:
Wow, I can't believe I'm actually writing to a potential Supreme Court justice! This is the coolest thing ever.
Anyway, I was just writing to see if you might be willing to link to my blog, "Underneath Their Robes: News, gossip, and colorful commentary about the federal judiciary."
Okay, yes, I haven't exactly been your most enthusiastic supporter. I have, for example, said you never should have accepted the nomination in the first place. I have disparaged your taste in Supreme Court justices and in hairstyles. And I guess I kinda sorta called you a bitch.
So, any consideration would be greatly appreciated!
Article III Groupie
Thanks for your email!!! Yes I know about your site...I know how to laugh about myself and thank goodness!!
How about this, I link to you if you link to me. I have to set up my Blog Role. You'll be the first link.
But thats not all. I noticed on your site that every time you mention me, you link to you're own page about my hairstyles (talk about Memory Lane!!). I think you should link to my blog instead. Or a compromise, "Harriet" to hairstyles (pun), "Miers" to my blog. Deal?
I know I drive a hard bargain but thats why I was nominated for the SUPREME COURT!!!
Let me know.
As you can imagine, A3G was delighted to receive this message from a Supreme Court nominee. A3G sometimes worries about whether her commentary on Harriet Miers has been too harsh, so she was relieved to hear that the nominee knows how to laugh at herself and is taking UTR in the spirit of good-natured fun in which it's offered.
Yes, A3G noticed the dubious punctuation in Harriet Miers's email, the misspelling of "blog roll," and the use of "you're" in place of "your." And yes, A3G would have expected better from someone who, according to John Tierney, is known for "fussing about the punctuation and the proper margins on memos." But hey: a SCOTUS nominee is a SCOTUS nominee, and it's not every day that you can exchange emails with one!
A3G dispatched the following response:
Dear White House Counsel Miers:
I will gladly add you to my blog roll, if you will add me to yours. And I can accept your proposal to link to your blog for the "Miers" in "Harriet Miers," at least for the time being. (At a later date, however -- perhaps if you get confirmed -- I may switch over future links to your official FJC bio.)
Finally, would you mind if I reprinted portions of our correspondence in my blog? I think people might enjoy reading our communications.
Thanks again, and welcome to my blogroll!
A3G received this reply:
Great!! Sure you can reprint, I bet its all coming out anyway in the hearings!!! I just hope they don't subpoena my diary, I'd turn bright red...
OK, will add you to my blogroll soon.
"ENTIRE CONSTITUTION groupie" LOLOL
And that, dear readers, is A3G's story of how she got to correspond with a possible future justice of the United States Supreme Court.