Harriet Miers has withdrawn her nomination for the US Supreme Court.
The Democrats for once did the sensible thing and stayed quiet on this issue while the Bush nomination was savaged by his own supporters.
Some in the media try to simplistically portray it as the hard right being upset because she was not conservative enough. However in fact for many the issue was simply she was not qualified enough. Many thought she probably would vote ‘the right way’ but that supreme court justices need to be of the very highest calibre, and she wasn’t.
In some good news for Bush though, it looks like Karl Rove will not be indicted. They will be much relieved.Tags: United States