Thursday, October 27, 2005

Thanks, but No Thanks

IF YOU HAD Harriett Miers lasting one calendar month as a Supreme Court nominee, you lose! Bush's "very qualified" candidate couldn't even get out of October before withdrawing her nomination. Bush --wait for it -- "reluctantly accepted" her withdrawal. Yeah, about as much as I would "reluctantly accept" a new car. Just about everyone indside the Beltway new this nomincation was doomed and the quicker Miers go out the better for everyone involved.

POTUS made the following statement early this morning: "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."

Well, Mr. Bush, when you nominate a candidate from your hip pocket who has no judicial record you better damn well know that Senators on the confirmation committee are going to go digging into her record in YOUR White House. What else do they have to go on, some speech she gave at a PTA meeting in Houston 10 years ago? I would expect nothing less from the Seante.

Miers' withdrawal comes near the end of a pretty rough month for this Administration. But it's still far too early to look ahead to November; there are still 4 days left in October Patrick Fitzgerald still could come down with indictments.

My money is on only one indictment . But don't follow my bet, I had Harriett Miers making it until the middle of November.


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