The Bronx Blogger

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Harriet Miers Drops Out

Last night, at 8:30 pm, Harriet Miers asked President Bush to withdraw her nomination to the Supreme Court. She cited the fact that the struggle for her nomination to gain traction among the president's supporters had become a burden on the White House.

I heard this on the radio station WQXR, the station of the New York Times, a few minutes ago. The report made mention of the speech she gave in 1993 that revealed her support of legalized abortion.

I guess this means I don't support her nomination anymore!

Update, 9:45 am Here's a link to Ms. Miers' letter of withdrawal:

"Dear Mr. President"

Link courtesy of Michelle Malkin and National Review Online.

Update, 10:06 am Senator Arlen Specter, chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, was just shown by CNBC saying, "The way Harriet Miers has been treated is really disgraceful." Senator Specter referred to her confirmation fight as "a sad episode" in a town (Washington, D.C.) that has its share of sad episodes.

Amen to that, Senator.

Update, 11:50 am I'm participating in a good discussion of the withdrawal over at Protein Wisdom:

"Democratic leader: Right wing killed Miers' nomination"