It was the second time Bush filled a key government position with a person involved in the search process. In 2000 Dick Cheney had led Bush's search for a vice presidential candidate and ended up with the job. Miers had been on the search committee to find a replacement for O'Connor.
White House spokesman Scott McClellan said Bush met with her four times, on September 21, 28 and 29 and on Sunday night, when he offered her the job over dinner in the White House residence.
She was among six women in a group of 12 to 15 candidates considered for the position, said McClellan.
Bush credited Miers with breaking down barriers to women in the Texas legal profession, becoming the first woman to head her Dallas law firm, the first woman president of the Dallas Bar Association and the first woman elected president of the state bar of Texas.
Hey - what did we expect? Michael Brown (former head of FEMA) worked for the Arabian Horse Association. This administration is full of cronyism. At least this time she was in the legal field - even if only as a lawyer who has never argued before the Supreme Court...