With friends like these…

About two weeks ago we had politically astute friends over for dinner and the subject of Harriet Miers came up.  "She’ll withdraw her nomination, they’ll make some excuse about family obligations" I prognosticated.  "But she has no family!" my friends replied.  "Good point, but it will be an excuse of some sort.  People who insult the egos of Senators don’t get a pass, even with a note from the White House."

So I was half right.

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