Harriet Miers withdrew her nomination today. This is a good thing. She was obviously incapable of doing the job and, much like Ron Brown, recommended for the position because she was a Bush crony. I'm glad that many people saw the absolute absurdity of the situation and applied enough pressure so that it was resolved before becoming even more of a public spectacle.
As you may notice, nepotism and cronyism is one of my pet peeves. There are far too many untalented hacks who only do a good job being an incompetent sycophant. Their blatant incompetence is overlooked by management because they're a "buddy," and the company (or the public) suffers because of it. Look at the FEMA response to New Orleans. And look around you at work - you know who they are.