Thursday, October 27, 2005

Nomination Withdrawn

Harriet Miers, over concerns of "too much paperwork" has withdrawn her nomination to the Supreme Court.

It seems to be a good political move, however, it's a day late and a dollar short. It's amazing how much credibility the administration has lost. They want to get rid of her because she's unpopular, so they come up with an excuse to save face and the best they can come up with is, "Paperwork is hard."

I think they dumped her not because the paperwork was too hard, or even the mounting political problems of the Valerie Plame affair. I think what happened was this: They did make calls assuring Christian conservatives she's was a devout christian who would champion causes against abortion and sanity and what have you. I think the fallout from that scandal would be even worse than her nomination in the first place. Imagine what would happen if Arlen Specter brought in some of these people they called? What could they say?

I heard on NPR they had a 14 (or so) person conference call with various prominent Evangelicals and Christian Conservatives, assuring them of Harriet Miers' "christian qualifications." That's a bombshell. She would not have stood muster. And it would have been an even worse political situation for Bush if the Senate flat out rejected her nomination.

Now Bush has a hell of a time on his hands finding a new Nominee. And it's going to be very carefully watched.

He's under the heat lamps now.

1 comment:

LindseyD said...

I'm just worried that the next nominee is gonna be a wingnut's dream come true.