chuck called it a week ago
I don't quote Charles Krauthammer very often, but he reveals an almost swami-like predictive power in his column 6 days ago on Friday, October 21st, "The Only Exit Strategy":
"Hence the perfectly honorable way to solve the conundrum: Miers withdraws out of respect for both the Senate and the executive's prerogatives, the Senate expresses appreciation for this gracious acknowledgment of its needs and responsibilities, and the White House accepts her decision with the deepest regret and with gratitude for Miers's putting preservation of executive prerogative above personal ambition."
spooky or just inside the beltway prescience? from way out here in SF, it's spooky.