The Two Knocks on Miers

And why--surprise!--they're both coming from the right. And why, even so, they might not derail her

Among the rarest honors that President Bush bestows is induction into the Hundred Degree Club. Its members are the aides who have managed to keep up with him running a dusty three-mile course at his Crawford, Texas, ranch when the temperature is above 100°. It's certainly one way to get to know someone's heart, or at least his heart rate. Harriet Miers, 60, Bush's former personal lawyer, then loyal White House aide, was one of the few women to spend time clearing cedar with Bush on the ranch and pacing him on his runs, and over the years he got to know...

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