Its just broken on the aggregators that Harriet Miers has withdrawn her name from consideration for the US Supreme Court. Bush is reported as accepting her withdrawal "reluctantly". I'll bet.
Expect screeds to be written about this event today - but not here. I never thought it was all that worth the screeds already written which is why you've seen nothing here.
Rightwinger Captain Ed says:
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?
After the kerfuffle settles down and Bush nominates another candidate...then is when it will get interesting. The question is really can Humpty Bush put his party together again after so many of his former cheerleaders washed their hands of him and his administration?