Posted by Lord Spatula I, King & Tyrant @ 7:59
And it’s about fucking time, too.
More as I get it.
UPDATE: Okay, Denizens – here’s more. With my comments interspersed, of course. (grin)
Harriet Miers withdrew her nomination to be a Supreme Court justice Thursday in the face of stiff opposition and mounting criticism about her qualifications.
President Bush said he reluctantly accepted her decision to withdraw, after weeks of insisting that he did not want her to step down. He blamed her withdrawal on calls in the Senate for the release of internal White House documents that the administration has insisted were protected by executive privilege.
Oh, and I suppose that the ABJECT DESERTION OF HALF YOUR FUCKING CONSERVATIVE BASE had nothing to do with it, eh, President Linguinispine-ya, ya stupid goof?
“It is clear that senators would not be satisfied until they gained access to internal documents concerning advice provided during her tenure at the White House – disclosures that would undermine a president’s ability to receive candid counsel,” Bush said.
I think it’s more clear that you’d be running the extreme risk of sacrificing ’06 and ’08 to the Demoscum. It’s not like we have to go to the polls and vote, y’know.
And unless you now nominate someone qualified for the post, sir – you still run that risk.
“Harriet Miers’ decision demonstrates her deep respect for this essential aspect of the constitutional separation of powers _ and confirms my deep respect and admiration for her.”
More likely it demonstrates her innate ability to read the writing on the wall. Even she had a difficult time ignoring the obvious.
Miers told the president she was withdrawing at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. In her letter dated Thursday, Miers said she was concerned that the confirmation process “would create a burden for the White House and our staff that is not in the best interest of the country.”
She noted that members of the Senate had indicated their intention to seek documents about her service in the White House in order to judge whether to support her nomination to the Supreme Court. “I have been informed repeatedly that in lieu of records, I would be expected to testify about my service in the White House to demonstrate my experience and judicial philosophy,” she wrote.
“While I believe that my lengthy career provides sufficient evidence for consideration of my nomination, I am convinced the efforts to obtain Executive Branch materials and information will continue.”
Yeah, Harriet, well – we don’t. And this is what you get for basically being a Shrubya “trust me” nominee.
Bush wants us to trust him on judicial nominations, when he hasn’t shown us that he can be trusted on things like this?
The source of our trust in Bush – indeed, the only reason why he won the ’04 election in the first place – is chiefly due to his handling of the War on Terror. And since the Islamofucktard ragheads are still in Iraq exploding IEDs against our troops almost at will, and he’s never re-opened major combat operations in that theatre like he’s needed to, his track record there hasn’t engendered as much trust as it should’ve.
Mr. President, you have one chance left, in this scribe’s view. Botch this, and you run the risk of throwing the Republican Party back into minority status. For a long time to come.
Get your ass in gear and give us someone like Priscilla Owen or Janice Rogers Brown. Don’t fuck this up again.
Update the 2nd: Those of you who question WorldNetDaily and Joseph Farah may want to note that Farah called this two weeks ago.
You guys probably owe Farah an apology.
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