Harriet Miers's withdrawal from her nomination to the Supreme Court may repair some of the serious cracks in part of Bush's Republican base, but the largely overlooked key reason she should not have been the "swing vote" on the Court—as Sandra Day O'Connor was—remains. A basic criterion for Bush's next nominee will be his or her willingness to defer to the president's self-assumed authority, as commander in chief, to conduct the war on terrorism as he—along with Donald Rumsfeld and Dick... More >>>