From Holden:

I love how every time a Senior Bush Assministration Official pipes up in support of Harriet Miers one of his underlings shoots him down.

The administration again dispatched top officials to defend the Miers nomination. Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales said on MSNBC yesterday that he believes Miers personally opposes abortion. “I believe that she is pro-life,” Gonzales said. “But the question as to whether or not she’s pro-life or not has no bearing and should have no bearing as to . . . how she would rule on a particular case interpreting the right to an abortion.”

A Justice Department official who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity surrounding the nomination said Gonzales has never talked with Miers about her views on abortion. The official declined to say why Gonzales believes Miers is opposed to the practice.