In a surprise to none, Harriet Miers has withdrawn her name from consideration for the Supreme Court. The official reason is that Bush wants to protect the sanctity of protected communication in the White House, the real reason is that her nomination was going down to a certain defeat.
“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.”
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