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  • Miers withdraws her nomination

    Just heard on the radio.
    "You can't handle my opinions." Moedrabowsky

    Jeffro is a hell of a good man.

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  • #2
    Here's the story from CNN

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    Miers withdraws nomination

    Thursday, October 27, 2005; Posted: 9:03 a.m. EDT (13:03 GMT)

    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Bush on Thursday accepted the withdrawal of Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers, according to a statement from the White House.

    In the statement, Miers said her nomination presented a "burden for the White House."

    Miers, the White House counsel, was nominated earlier this month by President Bush to replace retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on the high court.

    On Wednesday, White House spokesman Scott McClellan dismissed the suggestion that senators have been reluctant to come out in support of Miers because they are unimpressed with her as a nominee.

    "I think you're seeing a lot of members of the Senate saying, 'We want to hear what she has to say in the hearings,' before they make a judgment," he said. "With Harriet Miers, there are many in the Senate that simply did not know her previously, although she is widely respected within the legal profession."

    Senators had hoped to begin confirmation hearings next week.[/b][/quote]
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    Jeffro is a hell of a good man.

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    • #3
      She didn't have the votes, this was for the best......I think several Republicans would have voted against her.

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      • #4
        Probably the best advice she`s given Bush in awhile.
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        • #5
          QUOTE
          Miers withdraws Supreme Court nomination
          Conservative Republicans were among those with concerns

          Updated: 9:16 a.m. ET Oct. 27, 2005
          WASHINGTON - Confronted with criticism from both liberals and conservatives, Harriet Miers on Thursday withdrew her nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.

          In a statement, President Bush said he “reluctantly accepted” her decision to withdraw, after weeks of insisting that he did not want her to step down.

          Bush 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.

          [/b][/quote]

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          • #6
            The whole situation was bizarre.
            Dude. Can. Fly.

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            • #7
              QUOTE(dvyyyyyy @ Oct 27 2005, 08:37 AM) Quoted post

              The whole situation was bizarre.
              [/b][/quote]

              It's simple really. Here is a reasonable interpretation of these events that I read over at the National Review:

              QUOTE
              The Bush/Rove cabal scheduled the soft retirement of O'Connor prior to the demise of Rehnquist (someone is looking into this, I assume), allowing for Roberts to leapfrog to Chief Justice while the Fitzgerald Grand Jury prepared for indictments so Miers was set up to be knocked down the day before thus hiding the Rove/Libby outing of the already oft outted CIA agent, Plame.

              So simple, really.[/b][/quote]

              http://corner.nationalreview.com/
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              • #8
                now with super merge action

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                • #9
                  I bet Bush nominates Jerry Falwell next....................
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                  • #10
                    Here is a link to her withdrawl letter if anyone is interested:

                    http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/1027051miers1.html
                    "You can't handle my opinions." Moedrabowsky

                    Jeffro is a hell of a good man.

                    "A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel." - Robert Frost

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                    • #11
                      QUOTE(FAR52 @ Oct 27 2005, 08:48 AM) Quoted post

                      Here is a link to her withdrawl letter if anyone is interested:

                      http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/1027051miers1.html
                      [/b][/quote]

                      wow..that was fucking quick.

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                      • #12
                        QUOTE
                        On Wednesday, White House spokesman Scott McClellan dismissed the suggestion that senators have been reluctant to come out in support of Miers because they are unimpressed with her as a nominee.

                        "I think you're seeing a lot of members of the Senate saying, 'We want to hear what she has to say in the hearings,' before they make a judgment," he said. "With Harriet Miers, there are many in the Senate that simply did not know her previously, although she is widely respected within the legal profession."[/b][/quote]

                        Now, had all Republicans endorsed Miers, Scotty boy would be saying her withdrawal was because of those pesky Democrats.

                        Ari wouldn't have been so transparent, Scott.

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                        • #13
                          Scott McClelland = Baghdad Bob

                          I dont know what to think about this, because I didnt know much about Miers.

                          But I guess just the fact that she was a Bush ass-kisser makes it a good thing.
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                          Asked then if he would talk to his players about the situation, he said, “They know me, and that’s where the trust comes in.

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                          • #14
                            Man, he's pretty much got all his friends and advisers in key positions. Who's left for the Supreme Court -- his mom? She wouldn't have to wear a powdered wig.
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                            • #15
                              I'll be damned.

                              I never thought he'd cave on this. This is a man who has grown accustomed to having the Congress bend to his will on every single issue, all the time, without fail. This is a man who STILL has not felt it necessary to veto one single bill, after nearly five years in office.

                              And he caves on Miers. This is really a big moment. This is the sign of a man who has no political capital with anyone. He didn't bail on Miers b/c the Democrats were going to go all scorched-earth on him, he bailed because his OWN DAMN PARTY was in revolt.

                              Amazing.

                              BTW, dollars to doughnuts the nail in the coffin is this Miers speech from 1993. Daily Kos story that quotes from National Review.
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