September 5, 2005
Manoeuvre Sur Les Derrieres
Bush is now nominating Robert for the Chief Justice spot. Basically Bush is now moving Roberts from the O'Connor seat to the Rehnquist. Roberts has proven so boring that Bush figures he can be smoothly confirmed. Trying to elevate Scalia to Chief, for example, would be much harder. Scalia is smart, colorful, extremely conservative, and has a long history of biting judicial opinions. Roberts, on the other hand, seems to have no qualities of any kind, good or bad. What remains to be seen is who Bush now picks for the second seat.