Can you say “not qualified”? The White House can’t.
A selection from the letter Harriet Miers sent to President Bush, withdrawing her name from consideration as a justice of the United States Supreme Court:
Repeatedly in the course of the process of confirmation for nominees for other positions, I have steadfastly maintained that the independence of the Executive Branch be preserved and its confidential documents and information not be released to further a confirmation process. I feel compelled to adhere to this position, especially related to my own nomination.
The Bushies have things to hide? This really is news.