Judge Sam A. Alito Next Batter For Team Bush in SCOTUS Playoffs
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush, stung by the rejection of his first choice, nominated conservative judge Samuel Alito on Monday to replace moderate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor in a bid to reshape the Supreme Court and mollify his political base.
"Judge Alito is one of the most accomplished and respected judges in America," the president said in announcing Alito's selection. "He's got a mastery of the law and a deep commitment to justice." Bush exhorted the Senate to confirm his choice by the end of the year.
But have you known him for at least 10 years, and is religion a major part of his life? I mean, that was the criteria last time…
But, at least this batter has something we could call qualifying experience.