Sandra O'Connor is retiring, not William Rehnquist. That puts a different spin on things. Both are pretty conservative, but O'Connor is less so. In these days of the neo-con movement, the press will most likely label O'Connor as a centrist or
swing vote. That's only because Washington has tilted so far to the right that anyone to the left of Rush Limbaugh is labelled liberal. Given the Bush administration proclivities, it's likely that a more reliable neo-con will be nominated. And that's a shame. It'll be a bruising fight that the Democrats will likely lose, at least in the mainstream media.
Like a trainwreck, I won't be able to look away. I need to go see a doctor about dosing up on blood pressure medicine.
Especially if he nominates Theodore Olson or Kenneth Starr. That'll be fun and aggravating. At least with them, there's a whole bunch of material on their willingness to look past the truth during the 1990s that the Democrats can use.