Saturday, October 08, 2005

Bush predicts Miers' confirmation

WASHINGTON - President Bush predicted Friday that the Senate would confirm Harriet E. Miers to the Supreme Court, even as a Republican senator said she had much to do to ensure that outcome.

The displeasure with Miers from some on the right - they cite lack of experience or any record clearly identifying her as a strong conservative - has led to calls for the president to withdraw her nomination.

Asked about those suggestions, Bush did not answer directly. He instead suggested that withdrawal wouldn't be necessary, voicing confidence that she would be confirmed. "She is going to be on the bench. She'll be confirmed," Bush told reporters after an Oval Office meeting with Hungarian Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany.

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I hope our president knows what he is doing. Out of all the possibilities, Bush chooses Harriet E. Miers. I am sure she will get confirmed, but unless her views become clear, a withdrawal would be nice.

...Sen. Sam Brownback of Kansas said, ``John Roberts is a rock star,'' while Harriet Miers is ``following Elvis.''