Now's definitely not the time to give up. But after Bush adroitly described what he's looking for in a potential Supreme Court nominee, it's slightly challenging to remain chill as a cucumber.
"....a fair-minded individual who represents the mainstream of American law and American values."
Um. Please define 'mainstream.'
In addition to promising to choose someone that we can be proud of, Mr. President also vowed:
"....will meet the highest standards of intellect, character and ability and will pledge to faithfully interpret the Constitution and laws of our country."
Yeah. 'Faithfully interpret' clearly being an operative phrase.
Time to start crossing fingers and holding thumbs.