Always be prepared
Yesterday Peek excerpted from an analysis of why Roberts was a shoo-in, noting that it was partly because opposition wasn't immediate and definitive.
Still, apart from the fact that Roberts was, as Josh Holland put it, the perfect pick as he was virtually record-less and grown from a pod in the Heritage Foundation basement, it's crucial to know your candidates to begin to frame the debate around them immediately.
Because let's be honest -- and I'm genuinely asking -- has Bush ever chosen anyone for any important post who has'nt been a radical extremist? Colin Powell? Okay, but not only was he able to manipulate Powell into essentially destroying his legacy (the public one, not the real one which was never quite as star-spangled as many believed...) with the UN presentation, but he rectified the situation by helping Powell spend more time with his family.
Here's what the ACS blog says about the next crop:
"Now that John Roberts has been officially confirmed as Chief Justice, the focus of Supreme Court watchers returns to other potential nominees. ACSBlog explores the experience and potential jurisprudence of those whose names are at the top of the list."
- Who is Edith Jones?
- Who is Consuelo Callahan?
- Who is Janice Rogers Brown?
- Who is Maura Corrigan?
- Who is Priscilla Owen?
"Speculation has also focused on Fifth Circuit Judge Edith Clement, Colorado Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Love Kourlis, Fourth Circuit Judge Michael Luttig, Tenth Circuit Judge Michael McConnell, Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Ruth McGregor, White House Counsel Harriet Miers, Fifth Circuit Judge Ed Prado, and Fourth Circuit Judge Karen Williams, some of whom will be profiled in the coming days."(ACSblog via TalkLeft)
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