October 10, 2005

The Quag-Miers Deepens in the Senate

This can't be good news for President Bush (via Drudge):

Nearly half of Senate Republicans say they remain unconvinced that Harriet Miers is worthy of being confirmed to the Supreme Court, according to a survey conducted by The Washington Times.

As with the nomination of Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., the vast majority of senators say they will not announce their final decisions about the nomination until after Senate Judiciary Committee hearings, which are expected sometime next month.

What's troubling for President Bush, however, is that 27 Republican senators -- almost half of his party's members in the chamber -- have publicly expressed specific doubts about Miss Miers or said they must withhold any support whatsoever for her nomination until after the hearings.

While I want to see how Harriet Miers performs in front of the Senate before I render a verdict on her nomination, it is increasingly apparent that Miers is not gaining support in the Senate, and is at best holding her own. Pro-Miers advocates have their work cut out for them.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at October 10, 2005 06:56 AM | TrackBack

I think the Miers thing is rather dull, but this whole mess makes me wonder...

If Bush is the smart guy we know he is - look at the Roberts nom - then could Miers be a front?

In other words, has Bush nominated a smoke-screen to draw all the fire and give dems a woman to smear who will, after she's drawn as much hatred as she can, withdraw from the process and allow Bush to nominate his real first choice?

Why else choose a "christian" with zero experience? Makes me wonder...

Posted by: William Thrash at October 13, 2005 09:34 PM