The Moose urges the donkey to heighten the contradictions among Republicans.
The Democrats must respond wisely and strategically to the Miers nomination. While certainly not embracing the nomination, Democrats should take the opportunity to drive a wedge between the right and the President.
The Miers pick is clearly a reflection of the President's weakness. One can only wonder what other problems the Administration is anticipating. The President clearly feels he cannot risk a fight at the moment. But, he might have over-compensated by selecting someone who is not being received well by his most fervent believers - they have to view it as Souter all over.
Democrats should, at least, indicate that it initially does not appear that Miers is a Scalia/Thomas extremist. They should applaud the President for apparently not bowing to pressures from the right - this will drive the conservatives nuts.
Now is the time to make Bush II appear to the right as feckless as Bush I. Read the Moose's lips.. --