Non-entity becomes non-nominee
George W. Bush‘s handlers have finally put Harriet Miers out of our misery. She just now withdrew her name as a nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court.
Good riddance. Jonathan Turley said it best on MSNBC:
It was going to happen, one way or another.
But then Turley went on and praised her to high heaven — as an evangelical, she probably appreciates that. That praise is unjustified. He said she ought to put in for a judgeship. Why? She’s shown no interest in issues of constitutional law.
More importantly for the country, the next nominee could lock up the court for the right-wing nuts for decades.
So, it’s Bush’s Law in action: Things could always be worse, and they probably will be.
Or, as the doofus POTUS put it on August 5, 2004, when he first enunciated that doctrine:
The next nominee will be much more scary than Miers. Count on it.