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Thursday, October 06, 2005

More on Harriet Miers

Here is a article written last December. Read the entire thing, It isn't very flattering. Here is an excerpt

Yet her tenure in the Office of the Chief of Staff, where she is a top domestic policy adviser, has been more problematic. She had to fill the shoes of Joshua Bolten, a former Senate trade counsel and Goldman Sachs executive in London. Bolten, who left to become head of the Office of Management and Budget, had been steeped in policy arcana for years.

"I would take clients in to see Josh," says one Washington lobbyist. "But nobody in my world knew who Harriet was. They would see [Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy Margaret] Spellings and [Assistant to the President for Economic Policy Steven] Friedman instead."

Her critics say the problem goes beyond what Miers does or doesn't know about policy -- and right back to a near-obsession with detail and process.

"There's a stalemate there," says one person familiar with the chief of staff's office. "The process can't move forward because you have to get every conceivable piece of background before you can move onto the next level. People are talking about a focus on process that is so intense it gets in the way of substance."

One former White House official familiar with both the counsel's office and Miers is more blunt.

"She failed in Card's office for two reasons," the official says. "First, because she can't make a decision, and second, because she can't delegate, she can't let anything go. And having failed for those two reasons, they move her to be the counsel for the president, which requires exactly those two talents."

She is very detail oriented but can't make up her mind. A Supreme court justice has to make rulings on the law of this land. I feel stronger than ever that President Bush has made a very serious mistake.

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