The news comes as no surprise. There have been so many hints about it lately. Also, in a week where indictments of top Bush officials are likely to come down, the announcement makes particular stategic sense. The news media won’t have a long time to dwell on Miers.
In essence, a set of virtual confirmation hearings are being held in cyberspace, and the fate of the nomination may well be decided before the actual hearings in the Senate even begin.
The cyberhearings on Miers are now over . . . which is good because I was growing weary — very weary — of reading post after post about Miers. Although I’m writing one now . . .