Harriet Miers Bows Out

Whatever the reason; let’s hope this has taught the administration that we need someone with a proven track record, who is a true constitutionalist “in the mold of Scalia and Thomas”, not someone who lacked “courage and conviction on any of the great issues from 1965 to 2005

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

President 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.

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