Hot, Bloody Summer

By now, you've surely heard that Sandra Day O'Connor is retiring. Yikes. A Rehnquist retirement would've been a fight, but O'Connor's seat is going to provoke a bloody, balls-out battle, as her successor can swing the court decisively to the right.

Update: Shakespeare's Sister has a rundown of some of the potential replacements. McConnell and Roberts are here, Wilkinson, Luttig, and Alito here. Luttig, fyi, is thought by many to be the most likely choice. I'm rooting for Gonzales myself. In this case, the torturer is the least scary of the bunch.