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Harriet Miers, Reprise 0

Yesterday, I posted a short muse about Harriet Miers.

An analysis of the failure of the nomination in today’s Washington Post. Among other things, the Post reports that

. . . in perhaps the biggest misjudgment, Bush assumed that Miers would somehow shine in a Washington klieg light she had never before faced.


“This thing never got off the launching pad very well,” said a senior administration official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because public airing of self-criticism is not encouraged in the White House.

The comment I highlighted is certainly not new news, but it is the key to why the current Federal Administration, when faced with a failing strategy, reacts, to quote Aubrey Daniels, by doing the same thing harder.


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