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  •  Maybe it is a sign of incredible weakness (4.00)
    They are acting against a backdrop of things that we don't know.  They know who have received target letters.  They know who Fitzgerald is questioning.  They know what Fitzgerald is asking these people.  Maybe they are incredibly weak, and they can't afford the Miers fight in front of what is about to happen.

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    by DCDemocrat on Thu Oct 27, 2005 at 07:32:09 AM PDT

    •  It is, but it helps them both ways (none)
      The Bushies definitely benefit from Miers withdrawing before Fitzmas.  As you say, it gives them one less crisis to deal with and maybe shores up their base a bit before any indictments are announced.

      The other benefit from the timing of the withdrawal is that Miers will be quickly forgotten.  It will be all over the "news" media today, but if indictments are announced tomorrow, the indictments will wash Miers and almost everything else out of the news.

      By the time Bush announces his next SCOTUS nomination, this time someone with The Official Lunatic Fringe Seal of Approval, the Miers blunder will be just a footnote.

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      by socal on Thu Oct 27, 2005 at 08:56:26 AM PDT

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      •  Yes, a lot depends on how weak (none)
        Bush is after the indictments.  Fingers and toes all crossed here in Washington, D.C.

        Kossacks: a large population of Medieval exegetes who each day grapple with the fabulistic opportunities of the early third milennium.

        by DCDemocrat on Thu Oct 27, 2005 at 09:35:57 AM PDT

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