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October 27, 2005
The Krauthammer Option Wins Out

Miers withdraws her nomination, and the President "reluctantly" accepts:

Confronted with criticism from both the left and right, Harriet Miers on Thursday withdrew her nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.

In a statement, President Bush said he reluctantly accepted her decision to withdraw, after weeks of insisting that he did not want her to step down.

Bush 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.

The face-saving withdrawal option presented by Sam Brownback and Linsday Graham took only a matter of days to get recognized by the White House. Good for them. It won't save them from some criticism, but it will make this into the nine-day wonder it should always have been.

Now can we nominate a candidate whose qualities and track record presumes we control the Senate?

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at October 27, 2005 7:30 AM

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