MIERS SINKS SLOWLY IN THE WEST….Byron York reports that Harriet Miers’s courtesy calls with senators aren’t going very well. An anonymous source who’s been participating in the twice-weekly conference calls designed to bolster Miers’s nomination says this:

“The meetings with the senators are going terribly. On a scale of one to 100, they are in negative territory. The thought now is that they have to end….Obviously the smart thing to do would be to withdraw the nomination and have a do-over as soon as possible. But the White House is so irrational that who knows? As of this morning, there is a sort of pig-headed resolve to press forward, cancel the meetings with senators if necessary, and bone up for the hearings.”

Goodness. A “pig-headed resolve to press forward”? From George Bush? Who would have guessed?

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