Sunday, October 30, 2005

Just a Thought on Harriet Miers' Withdrawal

A future History, wherein three Unrelated Tales turn out to be Related:

It's just a thought, but maybe there's something to it. Some of you may recall that, a while back, President Bush nominated Harriet Miers to be an associate justice on the US Supreme Court. She withdrew herself from consideration. President Bush claimed that the the reason for the withdrawal was that the Senate demanded internal White House documents that were protected by executive privilege. He was quoting from her letter to him, announcing the withdrawal.

Legal analysts pounced on this. In an incisive essay, a professor of Law at UNC, Eric Muller, stated "The spin: she's withdrawing to protect executive privilege. What a load of crap."

In this post, I tie together three seemingly-unrelated news items and speculate that perhaps they are related after all, in a way that reflects very badly on our current administration. A lot of people have been blogging about these three things, but so far, I have not found anyone tying them together. Continue reading here.

UPDATE: Apparently, most people agree with the notion that there are broad ethical problems in the White House. According to the :
55 percent of the public believes the Libby case indicates wider problems "with ethical wrongdoing" in the White House [...]

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