The resignation of Justice O'Connor is barely a couple hours old, and already the Dems are ramping up to attack Bush's nominee to be her successor.
Oh wait. Nobody's been nominated yet.
Aw hell! It doesn't matter if you're a moonbat:
Keep in mind that in the first 24 hours after any nomination, the whole ballgame will be whether or not the GOP can successfully portray the pick as a "mainstream conservative."
It will be our job in those 24 hours - on the blogs, on talk radio, in letters to the editor -- to argue that the views of him or her are far too extreme and harmful to Americans to merit a lifetime appointment.
To do that effectively means doing some homework on the prospective nominees, and talking about these issues now, in the run-up to the nomination, not waiting until the nomination drops.
Kinda reminiscent of how the moonbats were crying "FRAUD!!!" weeks before the election.
So what if Bush nominates a solid jurist with an impeccable reputation who leans to the right when interpreting the Constitution, like, say Judge Posner from the 7th Circuit (not that it would happen - he's too old)?
"OUT OF TOUCH WITH MAINSTREAM AMERICANS!!!"
How about Chief Justice Blatz from the Minnesota Supreme Court? She's got a wonderful track record.
"SHE'LL SHRED THE CONSTITUTION!!!!"
OK, how about we exhume some of the best jurists of the 20th century like Benjamin Cardozo: a stalwart force on the courts for many years whose legal mind was only rivaled by the eloquence of his opinions?
"HE WILL TRASH YOUR CIVIL LIBERTIES!!!!!!"
How about Brandeis? Taft? Dare I say, Learned Hand?
"NAZIS!!! ALL OF THEM!!! THEY'LL TURN THE COUNTRY INTO A THEOCRACY AND BE IN BED WITH ALL OF THOSE CORPORATE INTERESTS!!!!!!!!"
How about Bush nominate a judge who will see a "penumbra" in the Constitution that makes it legal to deport these mouth-breathing, know-nothing, shit-for-brains worthless wastes of flesh to Canada?
Or better yet: Cuba.