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Miers Withdraws Supreme Court Nomination
Yahoo/AP ^ | 10/27/05 | Yahoo News/AP

Posted on 10/27/2005 6:09:25 AM PDT by procomone

WASHINGTON - Harriet Miers withdrew her nomination to be a Supreme Court justice Thursday in the face of stiff opposition and mounting criticism about her qualifications.

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."


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: checkbreaking; crony; cronyism; miers; officemommy; patronage; search; spolissystem
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1 posted on 10/27/2005 6:09:25 AM PDT by procomone
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To: procomone

Praise the Lord BUMP!


2 posted on 10/27/2005 6:10:04 AM PDT by conservativecorner
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To: procomone

"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..."

Wag the dog?


3 posted on 10/27/2005 6:10:13 AM PDT by SMARTY
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To: procomone

Wonder if he has learned anything.


4 posted on 10/27/2005 6:10:37 AM PDT by sangoo
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To: procomone

WHOA!

Its happened at last.....

wow


5 posted on 10/27/2005 6:10:46 AM PDT by voletti (To go where no man has gone before....)
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To: procomone

Let the fight begin! Please.


6 posted on 10/27/2005 6:10:54 AM PDT by wita (truthspeaks@freerepublic.com)
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To: Stellar Dendrite

I can't wait to see what all the people guaranteeing confirmation will say.


7 posted on 10/27/2005 6:11:39 AM PDT by Rodney King (No, we can't all just get along.)
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To: sangoo

We're going to find out.

I imagine the rest of his hair has gone gray now, because of all this.


8 posted on 10/27/2005 6:13:03 AM PDT by Frank T
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To: procomone

Janice Rogers Brown, front and center!


9 posted on 10/27/2005 6:13:44 AM PDT by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., how many girls did you drown today?")
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To: procomone

Told ya.


10 posted on 10/27/2005 6:14:01 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: procomone

LUTTIG NOW


11 posted on 10/27/2005 6:14:17 AM PDT by AbeKrieger (Islam is the virus that causes al-Qaeda.)
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To: procomone

my prediction... conservatives are not going to be happy with who's coming...

(hope i'm wrong)


12 posted on 10/27/2005 6:14:22 AM PDT by kpp_kpp
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To: procomone

Look like Charles Krauthammer was right about the 'documents' issue being a way out.

http://www.townhall.com/opinion/columns/charleskrauthammer/2005/10/21/172176.html


13 posted on 10/27/2005 6:14:26 AM PDT by FairfaxVA (SELECT * FROM liberals WHERE clue > 0. Zero rows returned!)
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To: voletti

Don't be so excited. Get ready for Gonzalez.


14 posted on 10/27/2005 6:14:38 AM PDT by loreldan (Lincoln, Reagan, & G. W. Bush - the cure for Democrat lunacy.)
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To: procomone

YEEEHAA!


15 posted on 10/27/2005 6:14:40 AM PDT by Renfield (If Gene Tracy was the entertainment at your senior prom, YOU might be a redneck...)
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To: Frank T


Let's hope he appoints a conservative's conservative and let the fight begin...


16 posted on 10/27/2005 6:15:19 AM PDT by Froggie
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To: procomone

Nice job of character assassination, y'all.


17 posted on 10/27/2005 6:15:27 AM PDT by alnick
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To: procomone

Dear President Bush:
All Your Base Are Belong to Us.
V/R,
CONSERVATIVES


18 posted on 10/27/2005 6:15:32 AM PDT by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: sangoo
Wonder if he has learned anything.

Yep, he's learned that conservatives will turn on him like a pack of dogs just as fast as liberals will.

19 posted on 10/27/2005 6:15:54 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: kpp_kpp

I think you're right. Get ready for Justice Gonzalez.


20 posted on 10/27/2005 6:15:58 AM PDT by chimera
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To: procomone

The stalking horse leaves the field and the real deal is next.


21 posted on 10/27/2005 6:16:02 AM PDT by Broker (BINGO!.)
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To: Rodney King

You might want to look at this as something a little more important than who can one-up the other side. Unfortunately, "one-upping" seems to be what a lot of this was about from the beginning, and I can't believe anyone would take pride in how this played out.


22 posted on 10/27/2005 6:16:37 AM PDT by USPatriette
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To: JimRed
Janice Rogers Brown, front and center!

Oh, man. I hope I hope I hope.

Please President Bush, give us Janice Rogers Brown for Christmas.

23 posted on 10/27/2005 6:17:00 AM PDT by Skooz ("Political Correctness is the handmaiden of terrorism" - Michelle Malkin)
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To: sangoo

Wonder if he has learned anything.
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Well, based on his performance with so many domestic issues, most likely not. He had better get his head out of his personal agenda, and get focused ON THIS NATION AND ITS CRITICAL NEEDS!!!


24 posted on 10/27/2005 6:17:11 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: procomone
Wellllll, Now the whiners got their way.. Bush tried to avoid the showdown between his own Republican party..

Be care what you ask for, you may get it... This could be the end of a Republican Senate.. If this doesn't cause a rupture on the right side that will set the table for the left wing Rhinos to jump ship, I don't know what will..

Can you say Hi to Majority leader Reid

25 posted on 10/27/2005 6:17:16 AM PDT by carlo3b (http://www.CookingWithCarlo.com)
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To: procomone

There is now an opportunity.
I pray this opportunity isn't wasted.


26 posted on 10/27/2005 6:17:32 AM PDT by From One - Many (Able Danger - No Intelligence Failure - Media Lied Again)
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To: Renfield

Okay....So that means that the Dems have seen somone on the list that they would approve, right? But they've already said they would not approve others. Who's left?


27 posted on 10/27/2005 6:17:41 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: procomone
I posted this FYI on 10/14/05:

75% Chance Miers Nomination is Withdrawn (John Fund says on John Batchelor Program)

Posted by new yorker 77

On News/Activism 10/14/2005 7:23:47 AM PDT · 454 replies · 4,902+ views

I was listening to the John Batchelor Program on WABC Radio in New York last night.

He commented on the process that went into nominating Miers and added that the likelyhood of her nomination withdrawn has grown.

It has grown from 5% last week, to 30% end of last week, to 50% beginning of this week, to 75% last night.

Fund was on the program to comment on his op-ed piece:

How She Slipped Through Harriet Miers's nomination resulted from a failed vetting process.

Thursday, October 13, 2005 12:01 a.m. EDT Link: http://www.opinionjournal.com/diary/

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1502383/posts

28 posted on 10/27/2005 6:17:59 AM PDT by new yorker 77 (FAKE POLLS DO NOT TRANSLATE INTO REAL VOTERS!)
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To: carlo3b

J. Michael Luttig


29 posted on 10/27/2005 6:18:08 AM PDT by Terrence DoGood
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To: wita

Why are you so anxious for a fight? This sentiment is puzzling to me.


30 posted on 10/27/2005 6:18:20 AM PDT by Trust but Verify (( ))
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To: wita

Let the fight begin! Please.
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Yes. The right candidate will have the libs doing back flips...


31 posted on 10/27/2005 6:18:38 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: MEGoody

Yep, he's learned that conservatives will turn on him like a pack of dogs just as fast as liberals will.


I hope you're saying this as a good thing. He needed some comeuppance after this appointment. Bring on a real conservative and let's have a knock down drag out. He's already lost this, politically, so he may as well. There is no freer man than he who has nothing to lose.


32 posted on 10/27/2005 6:18:42 AM PDT by the tongue
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To: Sacajaweau

I don't care what the Dems think. Time for Michael Luttig.


33 posted on 10/27/2005 6:18:47 AM PDT by Renfield (If Gene Tracy was the entertainment at your senior prom, YOU might be a redneck...)
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To: alnick

Who assasinated her character?

Saying she wasn't at all qualified for the position is character assassination?


34 posted on 10/27/2005 6:18:49 AM PDT by Sometimes A River (Serving on a Meals-on-Wheels program is NOT a qualification for a SC nominee. Call your Senators!)
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To: SMARTY
Hey Smarty, ditto, this will absorb some of the heat that may come tomorrow.
35 posted on 10/27/2005 6:18:57 AM PDT by boomop1
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To: Broker

You got it!!


36 posted on 10/27/2005 6:18:58 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: kpp_kpp

Not much difference between a 25% conservative and a 10%'er.

If Bush nominates someone clearly to the left of O'Connor out of spite, it at least is an honest clear message, and not a bamboozle, like Miers was. That would allow for a proper debate about the future of the party.

Let's hope he's learned his lesson about so-called stealth candidates. He needs to take a stand: with us or against us.


37 posted on 10/27/2005 6:19:25 AM PDT by Frank T
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To: USPatriette
You might want to look at this as something a little more important than who can one-up the other side. Unfortunately, "one-upping" seems to be what a lot of this was about from the beginning, and I can't believe anyone would take pride in how this played out.

I don't take pride in how it played out either, but yes, I will get a kick out of all the people who have been claiming how unprincipled conservatives are whine about this.

38 posted on 10/27/2005 6:19:31 AM PDT by Rodney King (No, we can't all just get along.)
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To: procomone

Janice Rogers Brown


39 posted on 10/27/2005 6:19:36 AM PDT by Terrence DoGood
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To: procomone

YES!!!!!!!!!! The President now has a chance to make it right.....


40 posted on 10/27/2005 6:19:43 AM PDT by armydawg1 (" America must win this war..." PVT Martin Treptow, KIA, WW1)
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To: procomone

Hopefully now we can get a conservative, not just a republican.


41 posted on 10/27/2005 6:19:44 AM PDT by Fierce Allegiance (If you want to be on my Civil Engineer ping list, just say so!)
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To: procomone

The anti-Miers conservatives have just destroyed a strong, viable legacy for GWB. It has been absurd to the point of comedy. Now, let them see if they can get a pro-lifer on the bench, which will never be allowed to happen and then let's see if it by chance it did happen, one vote would reverse it.


42 posted on 10/27/2005 6:19:48 AM PDT by Toespi
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To: FairfaxVA

The way out is a facade so thin that it is shameful.


43 posted on 10/27/2005 6:19:58 AM PDT by cynicom
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To: sangoo

Like what? Any candidate that doesn't get Borked by the extreme left will get Borked by the extreme right.

The thing I learned from this is to not expect better reporting based on facts from the National Review than from the New York Times.

Maybe she wasn't a solid candidate, but what I saw was serious Borking based on cherry picking details rather than looking for the truth.


44 posted on 10/27/2005 6:20:07 AM PDT by untrained skeptic
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To: loreldan

Gonzales? You mean he wants to go through this whole thing again?


45 posted on 10/27/2005 6:20:23 AM PDT by Frank T
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To: kpp_kpp

I agree. I wouldn't break out the champagne just yet. I am dreading an intellectually elite nominee with a distinguished career piece who goes on to write brilliant opinions ... supporting the liberal view. Another Justice O'Connor? I guess that would be better than another Justice Souter, but I sure hope those aren't the choices.


46 posted on 10/27/2005 6:20:47 AM PDT by GraceCoolidge
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To: procomone

God bless you President Bush. It takes a big man to admit when he's wrong.

Now give us someone we can all agree on.


47 posted on 10/27/2005 6:21:31 AM PDT by agere_contra
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To: MEGoody

"Yep, he's learned that conservatives will turn on him like a pack of dogs just as fast as liberals will."

Unless he stabs us in the back first, huh ;-) Like with Miers?


48 posted on 10/27/2005 6:21:34 AM PDT by Frank T
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To: procomone

Mr. President, nominate Janice Rogers.
It is time to expose / destroy the Demonrat Party.


49 posted on 10/27/2005 6:21:34 AM PDT by From One - Many (Able Danger - No Intelligence Failure - Media Lied Again)
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To: kpp_kpp

Spiting the conservative critics would not be a smart move on W's part. He would be better served by nominating a known conservative - one who was passed on by the gang of 14 as acceptable - to gain back conservative loyalty. If he becomes vindictive, he will be abandoned.


50 posted on 10/27/2005 6:21:46 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze
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