Harriet Miers Accompanied Bush on 9/11?

Why did he give a speech an hour later at a known location?
Why wasn't he picked up and whisked away like Cheney?
Did the Secret Service know he wasn't a target?

If you do a quick search on 'Harriet Miers', or listen to much liberal talk radio right now you will constantly hear the term 'cronyism'. Cronyism is pretty readily visible in the Bush administration, especially when looking at those who were in a position of importance on 9/11. Some quick examples of this include George Tenet from the CIA receiving the medal of honor and Richard Myers becoming the Chairman of the Joint Cheifs of staff, both of which were in positions of power (and failed miserably) before and during 9/11.

Who else was promoted after failing on 9/11?

I am somewhat sure that this image of Bush at the Booker Elementary school on 9/11 has Ms. Miers in the background. If this is indeed Harriet Miers then perhaps this, along with the many other articles on cronyism associated with Miers, helps paint a clearer picture showing that those who don't ask questions and keep their mouth shut for this administration will get put into great jobs they could only hope to aspire to, even if their qualifications are laughable. ('Your doin' a heck of a job Brownie!')

Is this Harriet Miers? Does it matter?

While Miers accompanying Bush on 9/11 may be nothing at all I do think it is worth noting, and I am somewhat curious as to how often Miers, Bush's personal lawyer, accompanied him, especially to minor photo-ops at an elementary school.

What else was she connected to?

Here are a few links about Bush and the elementary school on 9/11 (please feel free to submit more):

If someone could provide a more hi-res image of this I would appreciate it, otherwise drop some tidbits of information while we wait for the indictments to come through.

.. special thanks to someone pointing this out to me ;)

EDIT: Yep, it is her, you can find a statement from her about 9/11 here:

Thanks Matt for the heads up.

Another question along these

Another question along these lines that I have yet to see an answer to is why the Director of the White House Situation Room, Deborah Loewer, travelled with the President to Booker Elementary? Perhaps there is a good explanation, perhaps there are other examples of her travelling on Presidential trips? Has anyone seen this question addressed?

You said tidbits while we

You said tidbits while we wait. heres a funny post on a yahoo board

out yet?

No Simon, go back to sleep. They'll be here in the morning.

But Mom, I can't sleep. It's too exciting. Can't they put out one indictment now, and the rest in the morning?

No Simon! Now get to bed or I'll tell Mr. Fitzgerald you're not to have any indictments at all!

Some preliminary googling

Some preliminary googling shows no reference yet to Harriet Miers at Booker Elementary on 9/11. Looks like the same bag on the same shoulder, but thats a bit speculative

Google: "Arrest Bush 41"

Google: "Arrest Bush 41"

It's good to see that "Paul

It's good to see that "Paul Thompson" has finally cleaned up the disinfo in that portion of his timeline: For a long time, "Paul" had it saying that Bush's incriminating 1st WTC hit witness statements were "impossible"!

If you'd like, you can still find remnants of that disinfo at http://cooperativeresearch.org/essay_pf.jsp?article=bushon911 (that page was down when I found it via google, but you can still find the word "impossible" in google's cache of that page:

"Paul" blew me off when I pointed out to him this error of his, long ago, so it's very nice to see that he's finally cleaned up his timeline somewhat, though I still take issue with the fact that it traces the roots of 9/11 back to "caves in Afghanistan" (IOW, it still blames 9/11 on Osama and alQueda as if that were still feasible).


Hi Blimp Pilot. To the best

Hi Blimp Pilot. To the best of my knowledge, Thompson also does not include this report in his 9-11 timeline:

(Just an FYI: The transcript below has a time stamp of 8:53 AM, but the excerpt was reported AFTER the second plane hit. John Cochran is reporting on a question that another reporter asked Bush back at his hotel seconds before entering his limo and leaving for Booker Elementary school.)

'ABC News' Special Report:
(8:53 AM ET) Tuesday 11 September 2001


JENNINGS: ...Want to check in very quickly with the president of the United States. John Cochran with the president in Florida. John:

JOHN COCHRAN reporting:

Peter, as you know, the president's down in Florida talking about education. He got out of his hotel suite this morning, was about to leave, reporters saw the White House chief of staff, Andy Card, whisper into his ear. The reporter said to the president, 'Do you know what's going on in New York?' He said he did, and he said he will have something about it later. His first event is about half an hour at an elementary school in Sarasota, Florida.

JENNINGS: Thanks, John. John Cochran with the president...


ABC Transcript: http://www.fromthewilderness.com/timeline/2001/abcnews091101.html

BP, are you aware of this transcript? If so, what are your thoughts on it?

If I remember correctly, the last time I looked at Thompson's timeline he has the first plane hitting at 8:46 am, but his timeline contradicts the ABC transcript by indicating (in the timeline) that Bush left his hotel BEFORE the first plane hit. Which would be impossible, according to the ABC transcript, because the event in NY was already underway BEFORE Bush left the hotel for the school.. I've researched this somewhat in the past and it can be seen here if anyone would like to take a look at it:

(The research is in 2 parts. The second is much more detailed than the first.)

RE: Harriet Miers

Here's another photo from a different angle of the woman that appears to be Miers:

A devil's advocate might

A devil's advocate might note that if Bush was asked a question about New York along the lines of "do you know what has been going on" and he didn't know, it is also possible that he would say "Yes, I'll have more to say later" even if he didn't know, just to make it sound like he was on top of it.

Hey, cool find on Miers and

Hey, cool find on Miers and good post.