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"People are interested to know why I picked Harriet Miers. They want to know Harriet Miers' background ... And part of Harriet Miers' life is her religion."

--President George W. Bush, explaining his nomination of his lawyer/penpal Harriet Miers for the U.S. Supreme Court.

"When you know some of the things that I know that I probably shouldn't know - that would take me in this direction - you would understand why I have said, with fear and trepidation, that I believe Harriet Miers will be a good justice."

--Evangelical Christian radio host James Dobson, describing a private conversations he had with White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove. Dobson also said he was told of Mier's nomination a day before it was publicly announced.