Today, controversial Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers withdrew herself as nominee –on concerns of breach of Executive Priviledge by probing into her work as White House council — which president George Bush accepted:
I understand and share her concern, however, about the current state of the Supreme Court confirmation process. 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.
It’s no secret that GOP strategists have been looking for an excuse to get Miers to gracefully bow out of the position, especially after the revelation of P.S. No more public scatology“). Whatever the flimsy reasoning, there really wasn’t a chance in hell Miers would have gotten confirmed, given all the negative commentary from established Republicans crossing the aisle.(“
One question remains: Who will the White House pick to represent their scatology base now?