The appellate guru in my office is a liberal Harvard Law Magna cum laude-a former appellate clerk etc. When SDO decided to step down, I asked him who should Bush pick?
Right away he said John Roberts-he said Roberts was the very best legal scholar available who was a republican
When I asked him about replacing Souter, it always came down to "well since he wants a woman and probably a hispanic">>>>>>>>>>>>
No one believes QuotaMayor was the best available liberal jurist. She was the best available Latina though