10/31/2005: We wuz robbed!!!!!
Harriet Miers's sudden withdrawal of her nomination to Sandra Day O'Connor's seat on the Supreme Court meant that suddenly Garry Trudeau, the cartoonist who writes and draws "Doonesbury", found himself with a week of strips that had been overtaken by events, so he was forced to withdraw them. A pity, since it looks like some of them are pretty good:
Fortunately, Trudeau posted the series on the Web, so you can still see them if you feel so inclined.
Meanwhile, it appears that Bush has nominated Judge Samuel "Scalia-lite" Alito of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit to replace Miers. Not surprising; we've now traded a marginally (if that) qualified non-entity for a politically obnoxious (to me personally, but no big surprise) nominee with sterling qualifications.
With all due respect to Ms. Miers, I feel marginally better about this nomination. I don't ever expect Bush to nominate anyone I approve of (hey, if you don't like it, tough shit; this is a battle we lost last November), but at least he's nominated someone qualified. Which is the best I could expect under the circumstances.
Len on 10.31.05 @ 07:48 AM CST