A week ago I asked for your bets on what would happen with the Miers nomination. Of those that submitted guesses, Steve came the closest (he hoped she would withdraw but thought Bush would make her see this through) and, not surprisingly, Little Cicero was way, way, way, way off.
Harriet, thanks for playing. We have some lovely parting gifts for you. Don't let the door smack your ass on the way out.
He doesn't read my blog and he didn't enter my contest, but the Washington Post's Charles Krauthammer called this one exactly right. In an editorial entitled, "Miers: The Only Exit Strategy," Krauthammer advised the President to create an irreconcilable difference over the release of internal White House documents critical to the proper evaluations of Miers' nomination.
And indeed, the New York Times reports this morning, "President Bush...blamed her withdrawal on calls in the Senate for the release of internal White House documents that the administration has insisted were protected by executive privilege."