Though I often disagree with her, I am sad to see a great jurist go. And I am more than a little scared to see who W appoints. With one or two exceptions, I am extremely unimpressed by his appointments to the federal bench thus far. The Bush 43 appointees seem to employ a frightening degree of conservative judicial activism -- I think they are a totally different breed than the Reagan and Bush 41 appointees for the most part.
Crap. Dems in the Senate: PLEEEEEAAAASSEEEE save us from W. and the majority of Americans!!!! I know you Dems agreed to that nice little pact to save the filibuster - well, get your filibuster ready... AND DIG, DIG, DIG through the nominees personal life and judicial past.
God: If Bush does get to nominate one or two justices, can you at least give us a couple of stealth nominees like Souter? Don't let them use your name like this!
I certainly understand that she's ready to leave the court, but I am worried about her replacement. Between all the PBS/CPB/NPR drama recently and now this, it just brings back the anxiety I had right after the election about the direction of our country.