Will the Real Harriet Miers Please Stand Up?A Church-going Republican who supports affirmative action? Who'd ever thunk it possible?
This and more adds to the conundrum that is Harriet Miers' bid for supreme decision maker.
Following the Miers' debacle the question begs to be asked. Do we want a wild-card like her sitting on the bench?It seems that both sides of the political fence are saying no, and Charles Krauthammer offers Harriet a graceful exit strategy:
"Hence the perfectly honorable way to solve the conundrum: Miers withdraws out of respect for both the Senate and the executive's prerogatives, the Senate expresses appreciation for this gracious acknowledgment of its needs and responsibilities, and the White House accepts her decision with the deepest regret and with gratitude for Miers's putting preservation of executive prerogative above personal ambition.Rather naive given Bush's pluck don't you think?
Faces saved. And we start again."