MIERS WITHDRAWS….I suppose the only interesting part of the Harriet Miers death watch was wondering which excuse the White House would pick for her eventual withdrawal. In the end, the winner turned out to be “concerns that senators wanted documents of privileged discussions between the president and his top lawyer,” but I think Harry Reid sums up the real reason:

Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, who said he had recommended that Bush nominate Miers, blamed “the radical right wing of the Republican Party” for killing her nomination.

“Apparently, Ms. Miers did not satisfy those who want to pack the Supreme Court with rigid ideologues,” the Nevada Democrat said.

I can hardly wait to see who Bush picks to replace her. It looks like the movement conservative wing of the Republican Party is finally going to get the knock-down-drag-out fight they’ve been itching for.

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