"It is clear that Senators would not be satisfied until they gained access to internal documents concerning advice provided during [Harriet Miers'] tenure at the White House - disclosures that would undermine a President's ability to receive candid counsel."And it is equally clear, at least to me, that Bush thought long and hard about this very issue before the Miers nomination was made in the first place. Two words: Poker. Player.
If I had to pick a third word it would be either "genius" or "Rovian," or better yet ... MISUNDERESTIMATED.