The Washington conventional wisdom machine always defines "fairness" as a carefully calibrated point exactly between the positions of the two parties, no matter how outrageous one of the positions might be. By making ludicrous demands on Congress -- that it accept interviews with White House advisers Karl Rove, Harriet Miers and others in secret, not under oath and without transcripts -- Bush will encourage supposedly moderate voices to call for "compromises" that are really administration victories.
So, Compromise whatever's smack dab in the middle of the Overton Window, which is now determined by authoritarian framing propagated by the VRWC.
It's our job to shove the Overton Window left, not to accept things as they are--where "left", in the current other-worldly political context, means the restoration of Constitutional government (and the complete repudiation of Republican rule).
And the country's with us. The Beltway just hasn't caught up yet.