Skip to comments.Miers Withdraws Supreme Court Nomination
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."
Praise the Lord BUMP!
"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?
Wonder if he has learned anything.
Its happened at last.....
Let the fight begin! Please.
I can't wait to see what all the people guaranteeing confirmation will say.
We're going to find out.
I imagine the rest of his hair has gone gray now, because of all this.
Janice Rogers Brown, front and center!
my prediction... conservatives are not going to be happy with who's coming...
(hope i'm wrong)
Look like Charles Krauthammer was right about the 'documents' issue being a way out.
Don't be so excited. Get ready for Gonzalez.
Let's hope he appoints a conservative's conservative and let the fight begin...
Nice job of character assassination, y'all.
Dear President Bush:
All Your Base Are Belong to Us.
Yep, he's learned that conservatives will turn on him like a pack of dogs just as fast as liberals will.
I think you're right. Get ready for Justice Gonzalez.
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