In The Mold Of Scalia
ConfirmThem.com is reporting that Judge Samuel Alito appears to be the odds-on favorite to be nominated to replace Sandra Day O'Connor, now that the nomination of Harriet Miers has been withdrawn:
Alito It Is (Or So It Seems)My Comments:
Multiple sources are telling RedState that Samuel A. Alito, Jr. of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals will be named by the President at the next associate justice of the United States Supreme Court as early as Monday.
“The situation is still in flux,” says one source, “but not very much.” Says another, “The White House Counsel’s Office is not doing too good at keeping this a secret.”
Still another source says, “Luttig and Alito were the fall backs to Miers. They have both been vetted. Alito seems more palatable. There is no need to drag this out, he’s been vetted a million times.”
And yet another source tells me that he is convinced Alito is the nominee barring some last minute unforeseen issue. All signs are pointing to Judge Alito right now. Things could change, but as the weekend draws closer it seems more and more likely that Judge Alito will be the nominee and conservatives will have a fight on their hands in the Senate — a very winnable fight.
If your desire is to nominate someone to the Supreme Court who is "in the mold of Justice Antonin Scalia", you could do much worse than nominating someone whose nickname is "Scalito" - i.e. "Little Scalia".
If you thought conservatives were outraged by the choice of Harriet Miers, just wait until you see the Dems and those pulling their strings at NARAL, NOW, PFAW, and Planned Parenthood go completely bonkers if Samuel Alito is the nominee.
I assure you, if Alito is nominated, the words "extraordinary circumstances" will become a household phrase within hours of the announcement. I say, "Bring it on, lefties!"