Thursday :: Oct 27, 2005

Miers Withdraws

by Steve

Harriet Miers withdrew her name from consideration for the Supreme Court a short while ago. Bush, who never should have nominated her in the first place, and while claiming he didn't want her to withdraw, quickly and all too conveniently had his blame game excuse ready when he said it was wrong for the Senate, mostly those in his own party, to want documentation on her writings and advice to the president.

Yeah, right. Well, Bush will now have to convince someone to accept the nomination after they have been dissed by Bush as someone inferior to Miers.

Perhaps Bush can now do what he should have done in the first place before he cared more about cronyism than competence: nominate someone like Edith Clement. My guess is that Bush will pick someone to please and re-energize the base, such as Michael Luttig, Janice Rogers Brown, or even Priscilla Owen, and Democrats will have to fight those picks against a weakened and stupid-looking Bush. But this looks like the last act by Rove before he gets tagged, telling Bush to rectify a mistake and doing something smart politically that he should have done in the first place, instead of something stupid as recommended by the hapless Andy Card.

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