Harriet Miers withdraws name from consideration
Is this good, bad, or neither? Will the radical right now bully Bush into sending up an even more out there movement conservative ala Janice Rogers Brown? Here's a rogue's gallery of potential Bush picks, most of which don't bode well for the court. It was published before John Roberts was appointed Chief Justice.
And for yet more evidence that this gang not only can't shoot straight, but have less than no respect for telling the truth, we have this attempt at spin:
Miers said she abandoned her quest for confirmation rather than give in to Senate demands for documents and information detailing her private advice to the president.
Senior lawmakers on the Senate Judiciary Committee said they had made no such request. Instead, Republicans and Democrats said politics forced her to withdraw, particularly the demands of Republican conservatives who twice elected Bush and now seek to move the high court to the right on abortion and other issues.
"They had a litmus test and Harriet Miers failed that test," said Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass.