Wednesday, October 19, 2005

I thought 'detail-oriented' was one of her strengths...

The legal counsel to the President of the United States -- yes, the one he has appointed to serve on the United States Supreme Court -- let her license to practice law in the nation's capital lapse because she neglected to pay her dues (scroll down to 11 a):

Earlier this year, I received notice that my dues for the District of Columbia Bar were delinquent and as a result my ability to practice law in D.C. had been suspended. I immediately sent the dues in to remedy the delinquency. The non-payment was not intentioned, and I corrected the situation upon receiving the letter.

She also received -- and ultimately paid -- ten property tax liens from the city of Dallas, where once she served as a city council member:

The year Harriet Miers began work as a senior presidential aide in the White House, the city of Dallas slapped three liens in three months on a property she controls in a low-income minority Dallas neighborhood, records show.

The city placed the liens in 2001 to force her to reimburse it for clearing the vacant lot of tall grass, weeds and debris after Miers failed to have the work done herself, as required by city law, and after she did not respond to city notices to maintain the property.

It was not the first time the city had to take action. Records show that since Miers assumed power of attorney for her ailing mother in 1995, the city has issued seven other liens on vacant lots that Miers controls in the same neighborhood around Tipton Park.

Goodbye, Harriet. We hardly knew ye.

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