Adding to the tension is word from court sources that ailing Chief Justice William Rehnquist also will announce his retirement before the week is over. That would enable Bush to play this game: Name one justice no less conservative than Rehnquist, and name Gonzales, whose past record suggests he would replicate retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on abortion and possibly other social issues. Thus, the present ideological orientation of the court would be unchanged, which would suit the left just fine.
But why would Bush play that game? Because he's stubborn and doesn't like conservatives dissing Gonzales? I would sincerely hope our President's reasons for selecting a nominee are greater than the playground reasoning of "I'll show you." I don't think President Bush is the kind of guy who likes to leave things as they are. He's a man committed to making changes, including changing the make up of the Supreme Court. I don't think he wants to be remembered as the President who could have changed the make up of the Supreme Court but didn't.
HT: Michelle Malkin
NARAL is all about buying web sites that stop(enter possible Supreme Court nominee's last name).com.
Why did stars and musicians who are interested in eradicating poverty in Africa take home goodie bags worth $12,000 each? HT: Apologies Demanded
If you want to read a really bad column - check out this one by Bonnie Erbe. It includes a comparison of conservatives wanting a conservative judge with the "religious tyranny" of Iran, a complete lack of understating regarding parental consent laws and their relation to Roe, the oft-repeated lie about what Gonzales supposedly said about Priscilla Owen (Erbe even goes so far as to change activism into activis(ts)), and the claim that Planned Parenthood v. Casey left only a skeletal version of Roe.
Ms. Erbe also works as the host of a show for PBS. Yeah tax dollars!