The meetings have been fraught with misunderstandings and disagreements, giving ammunition to detractors, both liberal and conservative, that Miss Miers is in over her head.The official story is that she needs the time to bone up on constitutional law for the hearings and that the hearings will present the candidate more clearly. But does anyone really think she'll be able to present herself more favorably in the hearing room than in those private meetings?
"No one is walking out of these meetings thinking they've just met with a star," a Republican Judiciary staffer said yesterday.
Withdraw! Withdraw! All signs point to: Withdraw!