On October 3, The Anchoress posted,
I knew Bush would pick Miers because he is the master of the rope-a-dope. AND…(and here I know I am going to be very unpopular) I disagree with the hysterics coming from the right, today. But I understand that they are a necessary part of his roping and doping.
People who think they know how W plays assumed that Miers’ name was thrown out there as a bit of misdirection, to keep folks from figuring out if Janice Rogers Brown and Alberto Gonzales were actually duking it out in the WH garage.
But anyone who really watches W knew that he put Miers name out there because despite all of the nonsense in the press about how unforthcoming, sneaky, underhanded and skullduggerish the Bushies are, he actually – quite frequently – hides in plain sight.
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My own prediction: She may not make it to the Supreme Court. Bush may not even intend for her to get there. She may be, rather than the “misdirection,” many expected, an out-and-out decoy, floated to allow both the liberals and the conservatives to blast her out of the water so that Bush can then put up another candidate that both left and right – after having behaved very badly over Miers – will not dare to behave badly over, again.
So far, The Anchoress is right.
Confirm them suggests Judge William H. Pryor, Jr., of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Stop The ACLU, Michelle Malkin have round-ups.
SC&A: Harriet Miers Bows Out And Gaza Comes To Washington
More at Volokh‘s.