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October 27, 2005

Miers withdraws (finally)

From the Associated Press...

Under withering attack from conservatives, President Bush ended his push to put loyalist Harriet Miers on the Supreme Court Thursday and promised a quick replacement. Democrats accused him of bowing to the "radical right wing of the Republican Party."

The White House said Miers had withdrawn her name because of a bipartisan effort in Congress to gain access to internal documents related to her role as counsel to the president. But politics played a larger role: Bush's conservative backers had doubts about her ideological purity, and Democrats had little incentive to help the nominee or the embattled GOP president.

The withdrawal stunned Washington on a day when the capital was awaiting potential bad news for the administration on another front - the possible indictments of senior White House aides in the CIA leak case. Earlier in the week, the U.S. military death toll in Iraq hit 2,000

President Bush said he reluctantly accepted Miers' decision to withdraw, after weeks of insisting that he did not want her to step down.

Now we just have to wait for the other shoe to drop...will Bush pick another dud or a real nominee this time?

Hat tip: Stop the ACLU

Other coverage: Outside The Beltway, RedState.org, Myopic Zeal, The LLama Butchers, Confirm Them, Patterico's Pontifications, Stop The ACLU, Pandagon and SCOTUSblog, Michelle Malkin, Sister Toldjah, Blogs For Bush, Junkyard Blog, Euphoric Reality, The Political Teen, NIF, A North American Patriot

Posted by Danny Carlton at October 27, 2005 09:10 AM

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The real question is whether if he names someone the conservatives like, will the weak kneed Senate be willing to fight to confirm him/her. The Democrats will be emboldened because the Right has weakened Bush, and there are a number of RINOs in the Senate that dont want to fight.

Posted by: Don Singleton at October 27, 2005 01:25 PM

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