Back at Bush's side, Miers is one of the dwindling number of longtime Texas confidants still at the White House at this time of upheaval. The loyalty is reciprocal--Bush was still hot months later about how she was treated, viewing her as a victim of snobby élitists. To White House officials, Miers is a quiet workaholic who got an inexcusably raw deal.
This is a President who believes in loyalty to his people. Payback for the Borking of Harriet Miers will come. It's just a question of when.