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Saturday, October 22, 2005

Hints that Miers may be pulled

By Aussiegirl

Looks like the first cracks are starting to appear in the nomination of Miers to the Supreme Court.

Insiders see hint of Miers pullout�-�Nation/Politics�-�The Washington Times, America's Newspaper

The White House has begun making contingency plans for the withdrawal of Harriet Miers as President Bush's choice to fill a seat on the Supreme Court, conservative sources said yesterday.

"White House senior staff are starting to ask outside people, saying, 'We're not discussing pulling out her nomination, but if we were to, do you have any advice as to how we should do it?' " a conservative Republican with ties to the White House told The Washington Times yesterday.

The White House denied making such calls.

[...]A second Republican, who is the leader of a conservative interest group and has ties to the White House, confirmed that the White House is making calls to a select group of conservative activists who are not employed by the government.

"The political people in the White House are very worried about how she will do in the hearings," the second conservative leader said. "I think they have finally awakened."


At 12:22 PM, Blogger Timothy Birdnow said...

This is a horrible position we conservatives are in; President Bush is liable to send someone even worse to replace Harriet!

Because of President Bush we have lost here, no matter which way things go!

We are going to have to devise some way of punishing the President so he won`t do this to us again. (If he gets to replace Stevens perhaps we`ll get somebody decent, provided Bush knows he can`t take us for granted!)


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