I’m away from my desk so I briefly hijacked another computer to make this post, just so you’ll have a thread in which to talk about it. I’ve been listening to NPR in my car for the last couple hours, and from what Nina Totenberg says, John Roberts is very smart, very well liked, and very conservative. And according to Nina, barring some type of unexpected revelation, his nomination is likely to sail through the Senate.
Of course, one of the interesting things about today’s announcement is how unexpected it was to have a nominee named so quickly. Hmmm… you don’t suppose Karl Rove was trying to distract media attention away from another story, do you?