Miers is a homonym of mires.
Mire is a synonym of swamp.
Other synonyms of swamp are:
The Miers nomination is a dismal morass. QED.
If you were looking for something that was actually clever and funny, you should visit Dylan over at Still Angry, where George and Harriet are given the Mark Antony treatment and a chorus of bloggers including Bainbridge, Patterico, and Feddie from Southern Appeal play supporting roles. It is the funniest thing I've read in days, and when Dylan declaims
I come not, friends, to steal away your hearts: I am no orator, as Bush is.
my coffee went four different directions. Dylan tops himself in his own comments box, however, when he explains
I'm a Texas A&M grad with a University of Houston J.D., so I know an underqualified Texas legal hack when I see one.