It depends on what the meaning of "possible" is
Well, now there's a firestorm around Laura Bush, heretofore the most inoffensive woman on the face of the planet.
And just what is Ms. Bush alleged to have said? I'm not going to go into every detail. I'll just link to this post at Big Lizards (via Instapundit), for your perusal.
So, did Laura Bush in fact declare that critics of the Miers nomination were motivated by sexism? Read the transcript; you be the judge (unlike the unfortunate Ms. Miers). Did Ms. Bush indeed, as Reuters alleges, make the nefarious claim that, "it was possible some critics were being sexist in their opposition to Harriet Miers"?
Well, if so, I would just like to point out that, last time I checked, the word "possible" meant "within the realm of possibility." It does not mean "certain," nor even "likely;" in fact, it doesn't even mean "probable." It simply means "not able to be absolutely excluded as impossible."
If Laura Bush had answered the question Lauer posed as to whether "[s]ome are suggesting there's a little possible sexism in the criticism of Judge [sic] Miers," with the words, "No, absolutely not; it is categorically impossible," she would have been criticized for being stark raving mad.
Of course it's "possible" that somewhere, somehow, there are "some" critics who are indeed a little sexist in their criticism.
I think the entire blogosphere needs to take a chill pill.