Today's news has given me the perfect opportunity to re-enter the arena.
First let me express my sympathies to Mr. Justice Scalia's family - he was an important figure during his time on earth. I disagreed with him on everything but he was a Supreme Court Justice and the nation owes him it's respect and thanks.
It should come to no ones surprise that the GOP leaders are calling on the President to not fulfill his constitutional duties and not nominate a new Supreme Court Justice.
Of course if he does not make an appointment they will criticize him for not doing so.
The President should find the most reasonable and acceptable person he can find. Someone beloved by the legal community and the media, someone so mainstream that only any idiot would oppose him or her.
And, the Washington GOP will oppose this person because the colored usurper to the oval office nominated this person.
The Washington GOP does not want this nomination because they fear that their opposition to the nominee could destroy their chances for the White House and control of the Senate this November. They do not want the fight they are compelled by their base to have.
Tom Ridge or Lindsey Graham would be interesting choices that would create havoc for the the GOP.
The President will nominate someone to the Supreme Court as he is required to do by the Constitution of this great republic.
The next move is up to the Washington GOP. Do they put the nation first or do they succumb to the will of the Teabaggers who hold their leashes?