I remember reading that Ann Coulter or Monica Crowley or Laura Ingraham (one of those bright blonde conservative bombshells that I'm so glad we have on OUR side!) once made the point to the Republican leadership that, as far as conservatives are concerned, the President could:
destroy the economy,
send us to war,
give amnesty to illegal immigrants,
NOT find Osama Bin Laden, and
raise taxes, IF and only IF, he
GETS BACK THE SUPREME COURT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Conservatives understand that as the Court goes, so does the nation, and nothing matters to most conservatives as much as the moral decline of this country. The Supreme Court has the power to negate years of hard work of both the Congress and the President with one decision, as in Carhart v Nebraska invalidated the first Partial Birth Abortion BAN, or all the 50 state legislature's abortion bans in Roe v Wade.
So NOTHING matters compared to the Supreme Court, and it was President Bush's appointment of Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito that made our recent victory over the henious practice of Partial Birth Abortion possible. This covers a multitude of sins, in our book. If Bush want s to get his base back he had BETTER appoint a solid conservative to replace liberal troglodytes Ginsburg or Stevens. Rush Limbaugh once said, "if you want to live forever, just get yourself an appontment to the Supreme Court!"
Here's the latest buzz over possible nominees.