Here's Some Pretty Fatheaded Analysis of the Miers' Withdrawal
This guy writes for The New Republic
?It's obvious to pretty much everyone in America other than employees of the Alliance for Justice, NARAL, Planned Parenthood et al that the right bases its assessment of someone's conservatism partly on the left's reaction to them. Had these groups commenced freaking out about, say, the winks and nods given to James Dobson by the White House, or Miers's support for a constitutional amendment banning abortion, this whole story might have shaken out a little differently, and the liberal interest groups might have gotten someone far better on their issues than they had any right to expect.
I suppose in some ways it's an improvement over the old "They all get their talking points from Rush Limbaugh who gets them from Rove." But the idea that we sit around waiting for the Left to provide us with a reverse barometer is inane. If anything, the liberals waited to see the conservative reaction.