Did she withdraw or was she told to withdraw? Scott McClellan made an interesting slip in his press briefing this morning:
“She called the President last night at 8:30 p.m. He was in the residence when she called him, to inform her — inform him of her decision.”
Maybe he did inform her….
and a little later
“He [Bush] is deeply disappointed in the process. He will move forward in a timely manner to name a new nominee, as he indicated in his letter — or as indicated in his statement.”
Scott had previously referred to Harriet’s letter which she had given the President. Not her letter at all – His letter.