Sunday, July 10, 2005
A random and pessimistic prediction. If Chief Justice Rehnquist does retire soon, then President Bush will nominate two people whom his spinners can portray as a compromise of the sort I mentioned below (i.e., one Rehnquist-like, one O'Connor-like), but whom they actually think and hope will be further right than that. In other words, one truly far-out and extremely divisive (e.g., Brown or Owen) and then someone such as Luttig or Garza whom they will present as very workmanlike and middle-of-the-road (and who will seem m-o-t-r ONLY by comparison with the more extremely divisive nominee).
posted by sam 4:40 PM
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