The witness list for the Miers confirmation hearing just got much longer.
I have two very preliminary thoughts. First, the predictable attempts to downplay the significance of the conference call will predictably not be altogether successful. Miers will face very pointed questions about the status of Roe v. Wade, and it will be difficult for her to respond in as non-responsive a fashion as Roberts did.
Second, this is not necessarily a bad thing, if she is willing and able to criticize Roe on genuinely constitutional grounds. In fact, I’d even add this guy to the witness list, in case this issue arose. The Miers hearings would then prove entertaining and enlightening in ways that it’s unlikely that the Bush Adminsitration anticipated. Karl Rove may be smart and prescient, but not that smart and prescient.