They are either going to foul the SCOTUS up for the next thirty years with their brand of Activists, or dare we be optimisitic, perhaps they might elevate a moderate to left leaning judge (if that is possible to find outside of San Francisco) to fill the current vacancy and the pending one.
"Everyone was expecting a conservative replacing Rehnquist. Now you have the question of a woman or a minority for the swing vote on the Supreme Court. That's a sensitivity the White House will really have to grapple with." KENNETH M. DUBERSTEIN, White House chief of staff under President Ronald Reagan.But if Reagan can do it, can't this administration, or do they lack the sensitivity?
Can W perform as the "Uniter" he professes to be, or will he further cleave this country down party and theocratic lines? Do we think this administration is smart enough to elevate two positive judges to the SCOTUS, or will they shrink into their theocratic ideology and nominate Activist Judges that will work to hammer their square version of what is "right" into the round hole that the Constitution provides. If past performance is any indication, the battle is going to be long, bitter, divisive.
Here are two judges that would be fun to have on the SCOTUS to square out the balance, but they most certainly will be too lesbian to qualify for consideration.