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Thursday, October 27, 2005

Mires Withdraws

Harriet Miers withdraws from consideration for the SOCTUS. It was the right move. She, rather than Mr. Bush did the right thing for the country. She also saved Mr. Bush some face in this withdrawal . Check out the Washington Post.
Bush said he reluctantly accepted her decision to withdraw, after weeks of insisting that he did not want her to step down. He blamed her withdrawal on calls in the Senate for the release of internal White House documents that the administration has insisted were protected by executive privilege.

"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. "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."
Watch the talking points to be "Executive Privilege ." The White House and Republican Senators are already spinning the withdrawal under the cover of documents and and executive privledge as well as attorney client privilege. Those may have been minor factors; however, make no mistake Ms. Miers was in over her head, was not qualified, and was a poor choice by Mr. Bush. Now he can name a quality nominee as he did with Chief Justice Roberts.

More later . . .


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