Here's A Provocative Question
If President Bush nominates someone to the Supreme Court who is exactly what the conservative Miers opponents want (i.e., someone on their approved list), is he unwisely rewarding them for their inappropriate conduct in opposing Miers? Does rewarding that behavior reinforce the questionable precedent they have set in their opposition?
I am sure that is one question rattling around in GWB's clever head. Some possible others:
- What are the other consequences of rewarding those conservative opponents?
- Do all those consequences outweigh the considerations in favor of a Luttig or McConnell?
- Should the president go another way entirely, one that would achieve his goals for reforming the Supreme Court without caving in to right-wing demands?