October 18, 2005
The White House is an Island on Miers
Posted by Gordon Smith

In light of yesterday's events, I suggested that Harriet Miers would not be confirmed. If she is unwilling to embrace Griswold, it's only a matter of time before the Democrats join the chorus calling for her withdrawal. The problem for Bush is that he is fighting this battle alone.

As noted this morning in WaPo, private groups are not rallying to Miers' defense, so the White House will attempt to strong-arm conservative Republican Senators like Sam Brownback by threatening to undermine their presidential aspirations. There will come a time, soon, when someone on the Republican side will recognize that the value of opposition will exceed the value of submission. It is a complicated calcuclus, to be sure, but when that happens, the nomination is toast.

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