Harriet Miers is resigning her post as White House counsel. I'm not sure this second crack at the first draft of history is altogether accurate:
Bush nominated Miers in October 2005 to replace retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, but she dropped out under fire from conservatives who questioned her qualifications and would not support her.
...Her short-lived tenure as nominee was dashed when conservatives in judicial circles protested her nomination, and, eventually, the White House withdrew her nomination. Ironically, one of her chief tasks as counsel was to vet potential nominees for openings on the federal bench — and the Supreme Court.
Miers was criticized by all comers (except perhaps Harry Reid) for her lack of qualifications and inability to accurately state settled law. She faced special criticism from conservatives who largely doubted her commitment to overturn Roe v. Wade.
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