So, George W. Bush attempted to put a crony on the court with his first nomination to replace O’Connor. He looked to someone who owed her entire career to George W. Bush, and who had no constitutional-law experience.
In light of the violations of FISA and assertions of (unspecified) constitutional authority to wire-tap domestically, it all makes so much more sense now: Nominate someone who will be about as unlikely as anyone you can find to look askance at flagrant assertions of executive prerogative.
Not that Alito is likely to be much of a threat…
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