"There is no simple answer to why my nomination failed. But I have no doubt that the OLC torture memo and my profoundly negative reaction to it was a critical factor behind the substantial Republican opposition that sustained a filibuster threat. Paradoxically, prominent Republicans earlier had offered criticisms strikingly similar to my own. A bipartisan acceptance of those criticisms is key to moving forward. The Senate should not confirm anyone who defends that memo as acceptable legal advice," - Dawn Johnsen, on her bid to lead the Office of Legal Counsel.