In Dicta

Saturday, July 16, 2005

Bush Drops Hints on Supreme Court Choice

"President Bush gave the nation several clues Saturday about the person he will nominate for a seat on the Supreme Court, except for the most important one — a name.

In his weekly radio address, Bush said his eventual nominee will be a "fair-minded individual who represents the mainstream of American law and American values."

His candidate also "will meet the highest standards of intellect, character and ability and will pledge to faithfully interpret the Constitution and laws of our country," the president said.

"Our nation deserves, and I will select, a Supreme Court justice that Americans can be proud of," he said, without revealing the name that many are anxious to hear."

Of course, I don't understand why the headline is that President Bush "dropped" any hints. I mean, would he have selected (or at least say that we would select) a person that "meet[s] the highest standards of intellect, character and ability"? Perhaps the only true "hint" was that he wants a nominee who "will pledge to faithfully interpret the Constitution and laws of our country." Strict constructionist?

From Yahoo! News.