- Something I'm ashamed for finding even slightly interesting: Martha Stewart's nickname in the slammer was "M. Diddy".
- Michael Barone explains why a
bloodbath over the next Supreme Court nominee is inevitable.
Catalysts will be groups like "People for the American Way" and "The
Alliance for Justice":
These groups exist for the purpose of defeating Republican judicial nominees, and their financial supporters -- the big money people and those sending in small amounts in response to direct mail appeals -- would be furious if they meekly accept a Bush appointee as Republican senators accepted Stephen Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg when they were nominated by Bill Clinton. Not opposing nominees would be an act of self-destruction for these groups, and Washington lobbying groups are not in the habit of self-destruction.