As long as Miers doesn’t return from Camp David with a renomination in hand, and Card doesn’t return having been nominated for the Treasury Secretaryship he covets, what’s the problem? If what the White House told us about Miers’ role in the Roberts nomination process is accurate, and everything we’ve heard seems to bear that out, then she did a good job for the President and for conservatives. There is nothing to suspect they won’t give the President strong advice.
White House insiders say that while President Bush has not yet had a “Come to Jesus” moment, the past ten days have come pretty close. He understands that this pick can either put his agenda back on track, or it can put his Presidency back into a sink hole of no return.
Right now, the biggest names in play are Alito, Luttig and Corrigan from Michigan. Any three would be more than satisfactory.