A replacement for Miers this week?

The Hotline says Bush will act quickly -- and that Michael McConnell may be the name on his lips.


Tim Grieve
October 27, 2005 8:53PM (UTC)

What were we saying about curious timing? According to a Reuters report, a spokesman for Patrick Fitzgerald has confirmed, on the record, that no announcements will come in the Valerie Plame case until tomorrow. According to a report in the National Journal's Hotline White House advisors are saying that George W. Bush will nominate a replacement for Harriet Miers as soon as today or tomorrow and by the middle of next week at the latest.

Who will get the nomination? The Hotline says it's hearing a lot of talk about Michael McConnell, the federal appellate court judge who has called Roe v. Wade "an embarrassment to those who take constitutional law seriously."

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Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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