Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today's world do not have.
Sandra Day O'Connor announced her retirement today, and Arlen Spector was seen buying boxing gloves at a down town sporting goods store.
This is going to be a battle for the ages. The liberals feel they have some kind of higher mandate since they are the minority in both houses of Congress. Yes, I said that correctly, since they are the minority they feel they can break from senate tradition and hold up government for an undisclosed time in a possible filibuster. This time, I hope the Republicans let them do it. A Supreme Court Justice nomination will garner much more news coverage than did the previous appellate bench nominations. Good, let the Dems look like obstructionist. They did it before the civil war, and during the civil rights legislation debates of the 1950's and 60's.
Bush's recommendation will probably be similar to Day O'Connor. A centrist with a conservative slant, but what this court needs is a hard line originalist to balance out the far lefties already on the court. I fear that Bush does not have the stones to do that though and it will be business as usual on the beltway.