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Miers Withdraws Nomination

Harriet Miers withdrew her nomination this morning.

While this is almost certainly a good thing in the long term, I’m pretty pissed off that she had to withdraw her name only hours before our next issue is due out. You’ll see why in a bit, assuming I don’t fall asleep in my chair.

Update: Here’s the best joke I’ve seen thus far regarding the withdrawl:

I think it’s best to put this in perspective:

Harriet Miers nomination as a member of the Supreme Court was willfully aborted 4 weeks after conception.

This is about as close to Roe vs. Wade as she ever got.

  1. Magenta says:

    Maybe they can give her an easier job, like FEMA director.

  2. Danimal says:

    Of course, conservative lawprofs, National Review folks, and George Will get called “ultraconservative” all the time. As do most of the best judges on the bench. Shit, to Charles Schumer anyone to the right of Charles Schumer is “ultraconservative.” It doesn’t necessarily mean the same thing as “religious conservative.”

  3. Ian says:

    The elites again! Damn them and their mastery of language and law!

  4. Olly says:

    Yeah, but the Focus on the Family nutjob wing was solid, at least to begin with. James Dobson had a message from God on the subject, or something.

    My impression was that the opposition to Miers began with what Hugh Hewitt called the “elites” – lawprofs, National Review folks, George Will.

  5. Andy says:

    Savage was against her..

  6. Ian says:

    That press release is pretty much everything I hate about national politics in a nutshell. All that’s missing is the appeal to the word of a deity.

  7. Olly says:

    According to this PFAW release (hat tip Bill) the White House has “surrendered to ultraconservatives”.

    Wait. Since when was the anti-Miers wing made up of “ultraconservatives”? Did I miss a meeting?

  8. Ian says:

    If only I’d made a podcast, then I could’ve really scooped those east coast media elites.

  9. Timothy says:

    I saw this on Drudge earlier, but I try not to blog from work more than two days in a row.

  10. Sho says:

    I think this is the first time in personal history that I got breaking news from the OC blog. Take that, MSM! (Nevermind that the link is to an AP article.)

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