Unsurprisingly, Miers has withdrawn herself from consideration for the Supreme Court. Hardly a shock.
One wonders - as others have mentioned - whether she was intentionally sacrificed so that the next, true intended one would face fewer hurdles since Bush could play the "when will they stop holding this up" card. Well, he could have. Except it was his side that held up her smooth appointment.
Though articles covering this latest chapter of White House woeage refer to a presidency beset by troubles, it provides little hope to me that the country might wake up to the dangerous, complete failure that has been the Bush administration. A girl can dream, sure, but why waste wishes on one so thoroughly tefloned?
Also - since we haven't seen a Roberts opinion on anything yet, it is fair to refer to Miers or whomever as a pivotal swing justice? O'Connor was, but does that mean her heir will be as well? Seems like until we know where Roberts goes, we won't know the importance of this seat. Historically, haven't many justices turned out to opine far from their predicted course?
I'm really bad at this Supreme Court watching nonsense, however, so you learned readers please correct me . . . .