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lame excuse, good result?

Miers remains underwhelming even in the reason for withdrawing from her Supreme Court nomination:
"It is clear that senators would not be satisfied until they gained access to internal documents concerning advice provided during her tenure as the White House - disclosures that would undermine a president's ability to receive candid counsel," Mr. Bush said in the statement. [nyt]
Is the third time a charm for Alberto Gonzales?

Salon's "War Room" calls it the latest in a pattern of dog wagging [#]. I guess "no Miers" is good news when a possible bunch of indictments and 2000 war dead dominate the rest of the news cycle.


On the Daily Show last night they ran that clip of him saying that, except it wasn't "candid counsel", it was "sound advice" - a remark that they mocked to no end. I assume, then, that the New York Times misquoted him?
I doubt that the NYT misquoted him. The statement on the Daily Show was from yesterday, this one is from today. It would be hilarious if the White House changed the language of the prepared statment in response to the Daily Show, but I doubt it.
They did a survey of elected officials in D.C. (I can't remember who "they" was but some credable research firm) and like .05% of them had ever heard of the Daily Show or John Stewart.

So while the Daily Show has an impact on the majority of young people who get their entire news information from the show, alas John Stewart has little to no influence over our leaders.
with the white house trying to spin it her withdrawal as being over "access to internal documents", gonzales has little chance of being nominated now (that, and conservatives are already angry & he probably doesn't want to push that any further). i think extended time during the hearings over torture memos would be great, but i have differing views from current administration :)