Thursday, October 27, 2005

Miers Withdraws

CNN reports: -- President Bush "reluctantly" accepts Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers's request to withdraw her nomination.

Here's the story.
Here's President Bush's statement.
Here's Ms. Miers' letter.

CNN is also saying that Senator Frist called President Bush last night to tell him that the votes for Ms. Miers' just weren't there.

I think the President and Ms. Miers did what's best for the country, and they should be commended for that.

Since I'm on a roll with my predictions, I'll venture another one: The President will nominate Theodore Olson. From what I know, he would be easily confirmed, the base would enthusiastically rally around the President, and he would be a superb Associate Justice.