Thursday, October 27, 2005

Harriet Miers...we hardly knew ye

This one just came across the wire. Miers withdraws her nomination and Bush "grudgingly" accepts. Nothing like a knife in the back of a dear, dear friend. But who's the knife, and who's the friend?
Update: Check the post below and don't tell us we didn't warn you. Expect some bloviating blognostication in the coming hours.


Aljavar said...

Archduke, with the knife, in the Library?

This one was foretold a week ago on the conservative media. They were in a tight spot, not being able to release info about her since she is currently involved with the White House. They should have seen it coming before they ever nominated her.

Let the game of "now you see a nominee, now you don't" begin!

p.s. you posted a picture of the Kerry campaign on accident. thought you might want to fix it... ;)

xtrachromosomeconservative said...

Ultimately, the consideration of the release of documents was secondary. They counted the votes and they weren't there and they weren't going to be there. That was what did her in. And they should have known that conservatives would have erupted at her lack of qualifications before the nomination was made but obviously with Rove sidelined by the prospect of an indictment the White House isn't doing too well these days. But a document dump was the least of their worries. It is the spin, not the reality.

Ilya said...

Xtra is right, the official reason, viz., in Bush's words, "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," is spin. However, it attests to the strength of our democratic norms, that reasons should and must be made public. So, what I have dubbed Bush's politics of revelation is constrained by the need of publicity after all. There is hope for a more rational future!