I’ve made a few rounds this morning since hearing of Bush’s SCOTUS nomination. There are good summary and analysis pieces both here and here.
Setting aside my own anarchist tendencies for a moment, Bush’s move strikes me as more of a businesslike move than a political one. It is in business (medium to large, but not usually gigantic) where you most often see this sort of thing. Rather than install some cloistered elite with all the right things on their resume, he’s going with someone he trusts, and who he believes can do the job. By what standards constitute a good job with him, I have no idea.
The only thing I know is that no one is going to be able to predict whether she’s going to be an activist for the right (push all the old taboos), an activist for the left (push for a bunch of new taboos), a judicial conservative (limiting the power of government), all over the map, or just go with the flow, whatever it may be.
I guess we’ll see.
I am entertained that so many on the right have their panties all up in a bunch. All the pundits were just licking their chops over what was sure to be a grand fight, where everyone could haul out their non-sequitur talking points and drone on and on and on.