So long, dear friend (and don't let the door hit you…)

harriet miers

When exactly did Harriet Miers turn from being the best available candidate to take a lifelong appointment on the highest court in our nation into somebody kicked to the curb and not even adequate to serve anymore as White House counsel?

Back when she was nominated, in October ’05, she was the greatest thing since sliced bread and was going to be a vital addition to the Supreme Court. From MSNBC:

“She has devoted her life to the rule of law and the cause of justice,” Bush said, announcing his choice from the Oval Office with Miers at his side. “She will be an outstanding addition to the Supreme Court of the United States.”

and according to Bush she was

“a trusted adviser on whom I have long relied for straightforward advice.”

Now, after six years in the position, White House spokesman Tony Snow, when asked why she was leaving, said:

“Basically, she has been here six years.”

In a near-future likely to be marked by more than a couple subpoenas and hearings, and in the midst of the current legal tussle over whether or not the White House visitation logs kept by the Secret Service are presidential papers or governmental papers, it sounds to me like somebody is starting to “lawyer up”.

Cowboys season ends on a botched Field Goal – perfect

I have not idea if the Cowboys will win this thing but they really don’t deserve it.  Terry Glenn fumbles.  Safety.  The Cowboys give up a touchdown over the middle to Jeremy Stevens.  This gives the Cowboys chance.  The score is 21 – 20.  We pass and run the ball down to the 1 yard line.  There is just about a minute and a half to go. Romo botches the snap for the go ahead field goal.  A fitting end to a very frustrating season. 

Reid and Pelosi's Letter to the President

Dear Mr. President:

The start of the new Congress brings us opportunities to work together on the critical issues confronting our country. No issue is more important than finding an end to the war in Iraq. December was the deadliest month of the war in over two years, pushing U.S. fatality figures over the 3,000 mark.

The American people demonstrated in the November elections that they do not believe your current Iraq policy will lead to success and that we need a change in direction for the sake of our troops and the Iraqi people. We understand that you are completing your post-election consultations on Iraq and are preparing to make a major address on your Iraq strategy to the American people next week. Continue reading