The speaker of the House of Delegates, Michael E. Busch, will call for patience and prudence. (I'd call them, too, except I lost their numbers.)
So that leaves Miller to lead the charge on marijuana.
Since he's already made a tantalizing statement on the issue, I'd like to encourage him to follow through. If nothing else, it will give Miller a chance to show how wrong we've been about him — you know, that part about being an old lion who's lost his enthusiasm for the hunt.
He can prove what an admirer once said of him: "Mike Miller could get the votes to burn down the State House."
And he can fix his own self-image.
Two years ago, Miller voted against a majority of fellow senators and affirmed marriage as a thing that happens only between a man and a woman. He could not bring himself to accept same-sex marriage.
"Am I on the wrong side of history? No doubt about it," he said as the law passed over his nay.
So maybe now he's thinking he wants to be on the right side of history, and about marijuana. If so, let's go. Let's see what he's got left.
Dan Rodricks' column appears each Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. He is the host of "Midday" on WYPR-FM.