- Harriet E. Miers, the White House counsel, who is a leader in the search for Justice O'Connor's successor. Ms. Miers, 60, was the first woman to become a partner at a major Texas law firm and the first woman to be president of the State Bar of Texas. At one point, Ms. Miers was Mr. Bush's personal lawyer.
...the president said Monday, in response to a question about how close he was to choosing a successor, that "diversity is one of the strengths of the country."Oh, yeah, and replacing a dead white conservative man with a living white conservative man totally promotes diversity!