My personal musings about anything that gets on my radar screen--heavily dominated by politics.


Answering My Own Question

Last night I wondered aloud ("a-inked?") what the President's thinking was in picking this particular battlefield. Today, I was reminded why.

Anybody taken a good look at the Supreme Court Docket for this term? Parental Notification, Assisted Suicide, . . . think these cases matter to the President? Think he might want his person on the Bench in time to vote on these?

Think a contentious nominee might take just a little longer to get through--perhaps so much so that even if confirmed, the nominee would not be able to vote on these issues?

And, is it just possible that, Arlen Specter notwithstanding, Harriet Miers might be able to get through committee and the Senate quickly enough to be there when these votes are cast?

Perhaps that's why this battlefield at this time.

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