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Thoughts on the Supreme Court selection

I think it’s tactically brilliant. By nominating a qualified but recordless (where did he find this guy?) judge he puts the Democrats in a very difficult position.

Bush will probably have 3 opportunities to nominate judges. The Democrats have a limited amount of resources to expend fighting the nomination. If they adopt a scorched earth policy on Roberts they will have nothing left PR-wise should Bush nominate a more naturally appealing candidate (i.e. black/female, aka Janice Rodgers Brown) as his next nomination.

Most likely they will play this one very mellow and save all their capital for the next fight.

I like Rehnquist

From CNN

“I want to put to rest the speculation and unfounded rumors of my imminent retirement,” Rehnquist said in a statement released through his family. “I am not about to announce my retirement. I will continue to perform my duties as chief justice as long as my health permits.”

He wants to go out on his shield, how cool.