Okay, let’s have a show of hands here: How many of you progressives want Obama to nominate a moderate to take Scalia’s seat? Because the Supreme Court should always be comprised only of arch-conservatives and a few moderates. How many want a former prosecutor, on the theory that the federal bench does not already have enough former prosecutors, and because the Supreme Court is just toooo pro-non-white-collar criminal defendant and tooo favorable to civil rights plaintiffs involved in the criminal-justice system?
Or how about another former Washington corporate mega-law-firm partner? Like John Roberts?! Only moderate. I mean, but what if he or she is an Asian? And would be the first Asian on the Court?! Or a woman? Or, and a woman? Or what if she’s a woman whose husband is a military reservist?! Or is a black former prosecutor, no gender preferred? Or has political experience?! […]