11 May 2003
It's a game of give and take
The Democratic National Committee has actually put up something they call a Supreme Court Countdown, with the ominous warning: "Act Now! America's Values at Risk With Supreme Court Vacancy"!
Um, last I looked, there wasn't a Supreme Court vacancy. Did David Souter get run over by a truck last night or something?
John Rosenberg explains this phenomenon:
Why wait till the last minute? Besides, they also know the only thing they need to know about any Bush nominee, which is that he or she will be nominated by Bush.
The nerve of that guy Bush, actually following the procedures in the Constitution. Sheesh.