Yesterday, Harriet Miers revealed on a Senate questionnaire that she was suspended this year from D.C. bar for late payment of dues:
U.S. Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers told the U.S. Senate on Tuesday her ability to practice law in the District of Columbia was briefly suspended this year because of nonpayment of bar association dues.
But she left out one thing. Miers was also suspended from the Texas bar for late payment of dues in 1989. She sent a letter to Pat Leahy today revealing her suspension and blaming it on an “administrative error.” You can read the letter HERE.
It’s not a good development for a nominee whose supporters have been trumpeting her as extremely conscientious –
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales:
[Gonzales] said Miers will do well because she is ‘very detail oriented’ and ‘very meticulous.’
Assistant Secretary of State Kristen Silverberg:
She’s very meticulous…It’s always about making sure that everything is perfect…
Looks like it’s time for a new set of talking points.