How To Lose Friends

Harriet Miers loses more G.O.P. support

Harriet Miers can ill afford to lose any more support. But sources at the Capitol tell TIME that the Supreme Court nominee has aggravated Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Arlen Specter, the Republican from Pennsylvania, who will oversee a confirmation hearing set to begin Nov. 7. With conservative calls for Miers to withdraw escalating by the day, Specter had started to feel sorry for her and was trying to help. But the Senator, says an official who has talked to him, is now "very, very, very unhappy."

Miers' troubles with Specter began with her courtesy calls on other Senators. "All Specter is...

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