Just thinking out loud here. I wonder what impact this newly-discovered virtue of judicial anonymity will have on the decisions and opinions of otherwise conservative judges with Supreme Court ambitions.
On top of that, confirming Miers will open the door for the next liberal President (Clinton II?) to nominate stealth justices of his/her own. Maybe conservatives can trust Bush to nominate conservatives, but would anyone doubt that a liberal president's stealth nominee would be a reliable leftist?