September 29, 2005

Big Day Today For SCOTUS

Today, the new Dread Pirate Roberts Chief Justice Roberts will be confirmed by the full Senate. A vote is expect sometime later this morning. FoxNews is reporting that by their count they expect as many as 78 "yea" votes, at which point Roberts will become the youngest Chief Justice...ever. And he will be there in the center seat come Monday!

Today is also the day when just about everybody expects that President Bush will announce his next nominee. Don't be surprised if a "head-fake" leak comes out of the White House or other highly placed source and Drudge splashes a photo of that particular stalking horse all day.

The board is set, the pieces are moving. I will be adding updates to this particular post most of the day as they come in. So keep scrolling down...

On a side note: If you happen to have a TV in your office (and you know who you are) - don't hesitate to shoot me an email with anything that breaks on the newschannels.
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UPDATE I: 10:45am
Well, that didn't take long. Drudge is running a photo of White House counsel Harriet Miers - linking to the NY Times. Wisely, he uses a question mark.

Roberts vote set for 11:30. Harry Reid is now telling the Senate body that he likes Roberts so much that he is voting against him. What a strange little man.
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UPDATE II: 12:00pm
Roberts is confirmed, 78-22. Michelle Malkin has the list of Dem Senators who caved to the moonbats.
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UPDATE III: 3:00pm
Drudge is hedging his bets, three photos: Miers, Clement and Brown, all names culled from the NY Times article by Elisabeth Bumiller. Other than the fact that they're all women, there isn't anything surprising here.

My guess is that there is not yet one name that is generating any buzz, although maybe there is and everyone is still smarting from last time around. If you hear of Left-wing interest groups talking up one particular nominee, that's an indication of a diversion.

Now that Roberts is confirmed and the votes counted, the announcement could come literally at any minute.
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The LAST UPDATE: 8:45pm

Uh, Oh. Looks like "the Bushy" might make 'em sweat it out. And US too. Grrrrrrr.

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1 Oh! I'm the one with the TV in my office! I just sent you something...

Posted by: Georgia Girl (gfsil) at September 29, 2005 03:15 PM (EHefn)

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