Thursday, October 27, 2005

Miers withdraws

Gee, I wonder if they're trying to take the heat off? I have to give props to David here at work...he said this would happen. Miers is gone...what nutbag will take her place?

Oh, a prediction: if no indictments come down today, he's going to nominate a super right-wing conservative tomorrrow.

Miers withdraws Supreme Court nomination

Thursday, October 27, 2005; Posted: 9:12 a.m. EDT (13:12 GMT)

In her letter to the president, Miers said she was "concerned that the confirmation process presents a burden for the White House and its staff and it is not in the best interest of the country."

"It is clear that senators would not be satisfied until they gained access to internal documents concerning advice provided during her tenure at the White House -- disclosures that would undermine a president's ability to receive candid counsel," Bush said, according to The Associated Press.

"Harriet Miers' decision demonstrates her deep respect for this essential aspect of the constitutional separation of powers -- and confirms my deep respect and admiration for her."

Miers, the White House counsel, was nominated earlier this month by President Bush to replace retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on the high court.

On Wednesday, White House spokesman Scott McClellan had dismissed the suggestion that senators were reluctant to come out in support of Miers because they are unimpressed with her as a nominee.

"I think you're seeing a lot of members of the Senate saying, 'We want to hear what she has to say in the hearings,' before they make a judgment," he said.

"With Harriet Miers, there are many in the Senate that simply did not know her previously, although she is widely respected within the legal profession."

Senators had hoped to begin confirmation hearings next week.

Posted by crimnos @ 9:15 AM

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Crimnos:

I think that's a solid prediction my friend. With indictments they will have to do something to rebuild and energize their base.

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