My pal Tim hears from a source that Priscilla Owen has withdrawn her name from the Supreme Court list.
With Owen out, conservatives have lost one of the better women on the short list.
Cue a picture of Alberto Gonzales and the “Jaws” theme music.
Alito’s nicknamed “Scalito” for his resemblance to Antonin Scalia in philosophy, so that warms my heart and freezes the blood in the veins of lefties everywhere. The nickname alone makes him a hard political pick, but it’s gonna be a knock-down-drag-out no matter who Bush picks.
I know very little about Corrigan.
Quin Hillyer vouches for Larry Thompson, here, but I imagine he makes many millions working for Pepsi-Co. I wouldn’t leave that gig for the Supreme Court spot, but then the only thing that qualifies me for the slot by the Bush admin’s standards is that I’m a woman, so I can say with a fair amount of confidence that I don’t have to worry about it.
Update 2: Confirm Them offers a tribute to Owen.
AP suggests Bush may have made up his mind.