In a surprise move, President Bush has nominated Harriet Miers for Attorney General of the United States to replace the departed and disgraced Alberto Gonzales.
Calling Miers “the finest lawyer I’ve ever met and a pillar of the legal community” Bush nominated her at a ceremony in the Rose Garden early this morning. He said he looked forward to “quick, unanimous confirmation of this uniquely-qualified candidate.”
“I’d nominate her for Supreme Court if there were an opening,” Bush said in a brief Q&A with the press afterwards. “The fact of the matter is that in her time as White House Counsel she’s shown the sharp legal mind that led to reorganizing the US Attorneys as well as two quick, efficient Supreme Court Justice confirmations. I’m glad she’s on our side, to be honest with you!”
Miers said she was ecstatic with the nomination and looked forward to answering any of Congress’ questions. “I’m sure we’ll have a great working relationship, and I look forward to bringing some real integrity and professionalism to the office of Attorney General.”