On Wednesday, however, the Democrats mostly stood back as conservatives took aim at the selection of Ms. Miers.
Conservatives should remember that anything they say can and will be used against Miers in the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The quote of the day belongs to John Thune:
Senator John Thune, Republican of South Dakota, said he, too, was nervous about Ms. Miers but also about a fight within his party. "I dont think that an intraparty battle is what we need," he said. "But I think before too long the left is going to go off on her, and that will effectively bring everybody together."