The White House has begun making contingency plans for the withdrawal of Harriet Miers as President Bush's choice to fill a seat on the Supreme Court, conservative sources said yesterday.(The Washington Times)
"White House senior staff are starting to ask outside people, saying, 'We're not discussing pulling out her nomination, but if we were to, do you have any advice as to how we should do it?'" a conservative Republican with ties to the White House told The Washington Times.
That would be good, she seems to me to be a marginal nomination. I wonder how the Old Press would spin it if she was withdrawn. Most likely their template would be the radical right victimizing a poor lil' woman, even if she's not really qualified.