Ms. Miers withdraws and the Right is still punk'd
The Christian Right thinks it has scored a victory in the withdrawl of Miss Miers nomination for the Court. It is wrong.
The fact that they won this round merely proves that they got punk'd by the Frat Boy in Chief and that the Republicans know that they have no where else to go.
Some bet that Bush will pick a conservative. If he picks a movement conservative he will tick of the donor class and trigger the kind of fillibuster/nuclear option that will tie up the Senate for a year and lead to massive Republican defeats in November. It will also lead to the real donors writing checks to the other side.
Karl Rove may be a crook, but he ain't stupid.
My bet is that someone from the Chamber of Commerce list will be nominated and confirmed. Either that or Alberto Gonzalez will be the nominee.
If a conservative is nominated there will be a fight and the name will eventually be withdrawn.
Justice O'Connor could be on the bench for a while.