Looks like Bill Kristol was right. Sandra O'Connor is retiring from her spot on the U.S. Supreme Court. I wonder how soon the White House knew. Maybe we should've seen it coming considering that she wanted to retire back in 2000.
Things are about to get a whole lot more interesting in Washington. Guess it's back to the drawing board for the list-makers who had Rehnquist in mind. Obviously, Bush is going to pick another woman.
We'll see the wisdom of the Democrats' semi-retreat on filibusters (which I predicted), despite the fact that it upset some of their fringe members. My question is: Why didn't Bill Frist try to break the compromise before this announcement? Now it'll be a lot more difficult, especially with SCOTUS's top swing vote (and worst justice imo) soon to be out of the picture.
Will the nomination and confirmation process be enough to bump missing white chicks and sharks off cable news? Worst case scenario: After her announcement, O'Connor gets kidnapped while vacationing with her granddaughter''s scout troop in Bermuda.