I love it. The democrats couldn't be more furious. They can't get over the fact that Bush chose a solid conservative for the Supreme Court.
I took a few quotes from a WND article that sums up the democrats dissappointment:
"Rather than selecting a nominee for the good of the nation and the court, President Bush has picked a nominee whom he hopes will stop the massive hemorrhaging of support on his right wing. This is a nomination based on weakness, not strength." - Kennedy
"It is sad that the president felt he had to pick a nominee likely to divide America instead of choosing a nominee in the mold of Sandra Day O'Connor, who would unify us. This controversial nominee, who would make the court less diverse and far more conservative, will get very careful scrutiny from the Senate and from the American people." - Schumer
"The Senate needs to find out if the man replacing Miers is too radical for the American people," - Reid
What did they really expect? Bush realized that the majority was upset over the Miers nomination so the majority was appeased with his second nomination. Isn't that how it works? The majority picks the president and the president picks people that the majority will approve.
Now, we have to ask ourselves: Was the Miers nomination a litmus test? Did Bush do this to hoodwink the Dems into thinking that he tried? Was this his master plan overall?
Thank you President Bush. I am pleased with your decision. You've given me someone that I would like in the Supreme Court. Now, I'm excited to see the battle ensue prior to Alito taking a seat on the bench.