The theocrats have successfully devoured their own. The Dems for once played it smart by not interfering with the self-destructive enemy.
Worried that what's next may be worse.
Local react from Karen Kubby:
This morning, Harriet Miers withdrew her name for consideration for the nomination of US Supreme Court justice. On the one hand, this is a great relief, as she had no judicial record, did not fully fill out the questionnaire provided by the Senate, and would most likely have followed the lead of Roberts, and not answered any pertinent
questions during the hearing process. Her nomination was challenged by the far right, as well as many moderate to liberal Democrats and beyond.
On the other hand, President Bush may feel he needs the support of the far right to get a success nominee and will nominate someone who will challenge, erode, or eliminate reproductive rights, affirmative action, and other precedent setting judicial decisions. In this case, there is a more clear case for us to make to our Senators to fillibuster and prevent such a nominee from taking office.