Not surprisingly, Judiciary Democrats were up in arms. "We have presumed that Mr. Starr would confine his testimony to the four corners of the referral himself," fumed spokesman Jim Jordan. "It would be unacceptable to our members to offer unproven allegations or innuendo in an effort to somehow rehabilitate a failed investigation." Dems are also disgruntled about Hyde's plan to call more witnesses to the inquiry without consulting them; so much so that Minority Leader Dick Gephardt threatened a boycott of the hearings Tuesday. That later turned out to be an empty threat. But it's further evidence that Hyde is failing to live up to the measured standard set by Peter Rodino's Watergate committee, which Hyde has tried to emulate. To bring both sides together now, Starr's performance would have to be nothing short of miraculous.