I’m not sure I agree. The Miers debacle itself plays into the hands of the opposition. What the Withdraw Miers and Americans for Better Justice people are trying to do is end it as fast as possible. Their efforts do hurt the president as long as he resists them; maybe they can’t succeed in pressuring a withdrawal before the hearings, and if so they shouldn’t be trying. But judging from Bush’s non-answer when asked if he was considering withdrawing Miers yesterday, they do have some chance of success.