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Are Miers’s Critics “Crazy”?



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Orin Kerr notes this interesting tidbit from Time’s coverage of the debate over Harriett Miers’s confirmation:

Bush’s friends contend that it is the conservative elite, not the President, who miscalculated and that self-righteous right-wingers stand to lose their seats at the table of power for the next three years. “They’re crazy to take him on this frontally,” said a former West Wing official. “Not many people have done that with George Bush and lived to tell about it.”



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