At Samuel Alito's hearing, Sen. Lindsey Graham just finished lecturing Democrats who, he says, are putting too much emphasis on abortion in considering the nomination of Judge Alito. "I know that abortion is important," Graham said. "It's important to me, and it's important to you. But we can't build a judiciary around that issue."
Fair enough -- single-issue voting leads to all sorts of problems -- but where was Graham when his Republican colleagues were torpedoing the nomination of Harriet Miers because her position against abortion wasn't clear enough for their tastes?
Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.