Isn’t that special

Harriet “Church Lady” Miers, the latest in government-by-crony nominations out of the Bush Administration, withdrew her nomination for Supreme Court Justice this morning. The bitter irony is that it’s only a matter of time before Bush, et al. manages to blame obstructionist Democrats, who, of course (alas) had nothing to do with the attacks on Miers’ nomination. Those concerned her lack of fire-breathing hard-ass right wing credentials (see “Bork, Robert”, rumored to be a possible replacement candidate himself… would that be sweet, in its own perverse way?), her lack of constitutional (or other relevant) experience, her close ties to the White House requiring numerous recusals on important cases, and her general unimpressiveness… We all know the real reason Harriet’s nomination went down… could it be… SATAN???
Alrightie then. Let the recriminations fly. The President will now have to satisfy the hard right, and will do so. Democrats failed to sense that Miers was going down anyway, as a President who had every reason to fear his own possible impeachment, depending on how the Plame-gate indictments and follow-on go down desperately needs hard-ass conservatives, and naturally, Democrats failed to tie Miers to Mike Brown and crony-politics, a winning theme for use in the ’06 mid-terms.
So here we go. The Unseen Editor tells me that CNN reports “No Fitzmas today.” Is Harriet just another of Karl’s diversions against the inevitable? Could Harriet be the Grinch who stole Fitzmas? The day is young…