So President Bush has presented his replacement-nominee for Supreme Court Associate Justice, Samuel A. Alito, Jr.
Based on initial buzz -- and, as always in such things I shall continue to watch Hugh Hewitt -- here's my take.
I'm glad for where we are.
I'm sorry for how we got here.
FURTHER THOUGHTS I: Alito is Roman Catholic. Some remarked that, after conservatives dogpiled on Evangelical Christian Harriet Miers, they'd be unlikely to get another such nominee; and so it is.
Does this bother me? It depends. I would prefer a Roman Catholic SC Justice who reads the Constitution like Christians read the Bible, over an Evangelical Christian Justice who reads the Constitution as Roman Catholics read the Bible.