[*] It's inside 10 days

And there's a new nominee for SCOTUS. Samuel Alito is a northeastern Catholic, and if we read this profile from AP via Yahoo!, we are going to get the right kind of judge who may not vote the way Pro-Life forces want him to vote.

The question, of course, is why Bush nominated him after Miers and not before Miers -- and it's a question nobody except me is asking, as far as I can tell. All the "right people" are bent out of shape by this nomination. When Arlen Specter apparently has a problem with his judicial philosophy and that dim-wit Harry Reid thinks nominating this man turns SCOTUS into a "boys club", there's some degree of comfort that I personally pick up.

Anyway, Samuel Alito. Nice to meet you.