It’s official: Bush has picked Samuel Alito to be the next Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
Ground Zero of the battle will be his dissent in the lower-court decision in Casey. I have a full analysis of that dissent here. I urge readers to read my post, become familiar with the dissent, and to counter misrepresentations of the dissent wherever you see them.
This will be quite a battle. But with the power of the blogopshere to spread truth, and to hold the media’s feet to the fire, I have confidence that we will prevail.
Mr. President, all is forgiven. We are with you all the way.
UPDATE: The Real Clear Politics blog has Sen. Schumer’s statement. I like the sound of it:
It is sad that the President felt he had to pick a nominee likely to divide America instead of choosing a nominee in the mold of Sandra Day O’Connor, who would unify us.
This controversial nominee, who would make the Court less diverse and far more conservative, will get very careful scrutiny from the Senate and from the American people.
Sen. Schumer, I’ve got news for you: you will also be getting very careful scrutiny. Any distortions of this fine judge’s record will be met with the truth, courtesy of the blogopshere. Instantly. Be warned.