Harriet Miers withdrew this morning as a nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court.
In announcing the decision, Miers and President Bush cited their concern with the requests of members of the Senate Judiciary Committee for documents dealing with her work as White House counsel that the administration has chosen to withhold as privileged.
Some of them, most notably columnist Charles Krauthammer, had proposed using the documents dispute as a face-saving reason for withdrawal. In fact, negotiations over the documents had barely begun when the withdrawal was announced this morning.
Yes, she's withdrawn because the Far Right had a limus test on abortion and she they knew that she couldn't say if Miers would overturn Roe V. Wade during the hearings and they weren't rock solid certain of her opinion.
Damn, Skippy, wasn't it the Big Bad left who were so horrible to ask Roberts about abortion?
Weren't we wrong, wrong wrong to have a litmus test?
Isn't it just "not done" to quiz a candidate about Roe V. Wade?
It's just getting so deep in here, we need hip boots to wade through the B.S.