Thursday, October 27, 2005

The mandatory withdrawal.

Miers could not fully answer the questionnaire without disaster. The Locke suit could not be explained.

It was not ignored.

She could not respond.

She withdrew.


Miers did respond very late on the due date, just after the decision to withdraw was finalized but before it was announced. Why? I wonder if anyone really knows. It was probably for a variety of reasons. My primary guess is that it provided a kind of cover. If she had not responded, people might look at those questions and speculate that she could not, or would not, answer. The actual answers would give rise to more detailed questions, but the withdrawal means that there will be no more questions. Miers can say she answered. Still, there is some interesting information in the answers. I will post excerpts separately.


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