I had previously predicted we'd be hearing about Supreme Court nominee Janice Rogers Brown by now. We are still waiting. I may have been off on the timing, but I am standing by the prediction, now even more so. Why? Read this. Now, consider what names are mentioned and in which contexts:
Janice Rogers Brown isn't listed at all as one of the seven "frequently mentioned" candidate. Nor is she even one of the five "less frequently" names. And she isn't Hispanic; the AP goes out of their way to emphasize with the closing of the story that there has never been a Hispanic on the Supreme Court (although they ignore the fact that a Hispanic, Justice Benjamin Cardozo, served on the court nearly a century ago...).
But they DO mention quite prominently that Janice Rogers Brown is one of the "filibusterable" candidates that the democRats will "fight to the bitter end."
All the more reason to expect Janice Rogers Brown; the press never gets this stuff right!
President Bush: bring it on! Let the democRats filibuster. The time has come to invoke the CONSTITUTIONAL option and end filibusters of judicial nominees. If it comes to that, and you push for it, you will shore up support among the conservative base and have a real issue in your Party's favor heading into the 2006 election cycle.