So, Miers is gone. President Bush's nomination for the Supreme Court couldn't take the heat of the conservative criticism of her. Clearly, not a good day for the president, whose second term is looking increasingly threadbare.
But neither should Democrats rejoice too quickly. Miers' departure may well compel Bush to nominate someone far more fundamentally conservative to the Supreme Court in order to bolster his dwindling base.
This is a victory for Bush's opponents from the right, not his opponents from the left.