Harry Reid called the Harriet Miers withdrawal a victory for the radical right. Others might see it as a victory for meritocracy. Either way, it’s a big and rare loss for W.
Who will he pick next? We’ll those on left be sorry about what they wished for? Or will Bush refuse to look like he is bowing down before party extremists? Will W include team Cheney in the selection process this time around? This is, even without the Plame scandal, is one of the more intriguing moments in the W presidency.
It would be sort of funny if for W’s next Supreme nomination he picked Michael Brown.