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  •  It's delightful (none)
    for the West Wing to have to choose between weak and weaker. They had to get Harriet out of there, the bleeding was getting too great. I'd sorta hoped it wouldn't be until Monday. Now they've got to move fast in getting a new nominee in there before Fitzgerald announces any indictments. Now they've got to find someone that can pass the nomination hearings.

    Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it. - Mark Twain

    by Rolfyboy6 on Thu Oct 27, 2005 at 08:18:38 AM PDT

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    •  Timing (none)
      I'd suspect they'll pull the name out just after sealed indictments are announced, in an attempt to interject that into the media's information stream, and compete for air-time. If the indictments are sealed, it'll work as a PR coup.

      Some times require that you accept circumstances as they are ... claiming blamelessness just doesn't cut it

      by wystler on Thu Oct 27, 2005 at 08:43:57 AM PDT

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      •  A small distraction. (none)
        Harriet Miers had already lost on the late night comedy shows and was the punchline of jokes. People aren't going to spend much time focused on the demise of a joke. This withdrawal is like a fart in church. People may cock their heads to see what the noise was but when Fitz clears his throat and starts talking he will command complete attention.
        •  Any Indictments This Week: Sealed (none)
          Sealed indictments don't generate a whole lot of talk. The lack of names and counts means that there'll be limited speculation, but not a lot of time spent.

          Of course, if the judge refuses to permit extension of the grand jury's term, this could change ...

          Some times require that you accept circumstances as they are ... claiming blamelessness just doesn't cut it

          by wystler on Thu Oct 27, 2005 at 09:32:00 AM PDT

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