Morning Report 10/27/05
Miers Withdraws

Non-entity becomes non-nominee

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Harkavy; White House

Self-propelling prophecy: Miers yanks herself off the national stage

George W. Bush's handlers have finally put Harriet Miers out of our misery. She just now withdrew her name as a nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court.

Good riddance. Jonathan Turley said it best on MSNBC:

    Harriet Miers has shown more responsibility by withdrawing than Bush did in nominating her.

It was going to happen, one way or another.

But then Turley went on and praised her to high heaven — as an evangelical, she probably appreciates that. That praise is unjustified. He said she ought to put in for a judgeship. Why? She's shown no interest in issues of constitutional law.

More importantly for the country, the next nominee could lock up the court for the right-wing nuts for decades.

So, it's Bush's Law in action: Things could always be worse, and they probably will be.

Or, as the doofus POTUS put it on August 5, 2004, when he first enunciated that doctrine:

    Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.

The next nominee will be much more scary than Miers. Count on it.



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