Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Prime time

President Bush is going to unveil his Supreme Court choice at 9:00 PM, and at a time like this, one can only speak in conditionals. So here goes:

If the pick is Edith Clement, and if Marshall is right that Clement sees Roe as "settled law", the theocrats will have been gypped again.

But if the pick is someone more conservative, Bush will have positioned his nominee outside the mainstream by dangling a more moderate option and yanking it away. That was probably not a good idea.

In three hours, this message will self-destruct.

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