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Thursday, October 27, 2005 

It’s a Wrap (And Back to the Drawing Board), Miers Withdraws

(CNN) President Bush "reluctantly" accepts Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers's request to withdraw her nomination.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Harriet Miers withdrew her nomination to be a Supreme Court justice Thursday in the face of stiff opposition and mounting criticism about her qualifications.

"It is clear that senators would not be satisfied until they gained access to internal documents concerning advice provided during her tenure at the White House - disclosures that would undermine a president's ability to receive candid counsel," Bush said. "Harriet Miers' decision demonstrates her deep respect for this essential aspect of the constitutional separation of powers - and confirms my deep respect and admiration for her."

Either that, or she just realized that nobody was going to take Bush’s word for it that she was “a heck of a lady”, and give a yes vote to someone that was considered by-and-large unqualified. Bush “reluctantly” sighed and wiped the sweat off his forehead.