Earlier this morning it was being reported that Bush's pick for the SCOTUS nomination would be either Michael Luttig or Samuel Alito, but now Bush has named Alito as the choice. Chuck Schumer is already using the F-word...filibuster.
I would have preferred that O'Conner's replacement be a woman, but I am against quotas so if Alito was the *best* pick, then he should have it. It is said that Sam Alito is a judge in the mold of Scalia -which, of course, sounds good to me. (His Wikipedia page --What it leaves out is that he served in the Army reserves and was discharged as a Captain)
It seems that The President finally got it...this is a fight that conservatives want to have.