I just heard from Kevin; he’s heard reports that Bush has ruled out both Henry Gonzalez and Judge Edith Clement for the Supreme Court nominee, and he’s supposed to announce it tonight on television at 9:00 p.m.
OK, who wants to speculate on just who will be the nominee?
Updates to follow as needed.
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Bush chose federal appeals court judge John G. Roberts Jr. on Tuesday as his first nominee for the Supreme Court, selecting a rock-solid conservative who has won broad support from both parties but still faces what could be a contentious battle over the direction of the nation’s highest court.
Bush offered the position to Roberts in a telephone call at 12:35 p.m. as he was hosting a luncheon for the prime minister of Australia, John Howard. He was to announce it later with a flourish in a nationally broadcast speech to the nation.Full coverage coming in a new post later this evening…