Will President Bush leave a positive mark on the Supreme Court? Or will his pick be compromising and spineless? I can think of nothing better than another Scalia, but will politics trump conviction? We’ll find out at 9:00 EST tonight. The positive impact of the President’s nominee will undoubtedly be in inverse proportion to the shrillness of the Democrats’ response. But no matter how “moderate” the nominee, does anyone really expect the Kennedy and Pelosi-type Democrats (is there any other kind?) to allow the President to pick anyone without a drawn-out and bitter fight? We’ll have the answers to those questions in the next few months.
I consider this decision to be more important than anything else in these four years (except, perhaps, another Supreme Court nomination).
UPDATE: President Bush has nominated Judge John G. Roberts for the Supreme Court. I don’t know anything about him, except, it’s got to be good if Dick Durbin says, “The president had an opportunity to unite the country with his Supreme Court nomination, to nominate an individual in the image of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. Instead, by putting forward John Roberts’ name, President Bush has chosen a more controversial nominee and guaranteed a more controversial confirmation process.” Bring it.