Specter said he suggested the president delay picking O'Connor's replacement until more is known about the judicial philosophy of Roberts.I'll bet. Why should President Bush give up his constitutional prerogative to appoint new Supreme Court Justices simply so as to satisfy Specter's idiosyncratic and personal feelings?
"The president was noncommittal," the Pennsylvania Republican said. "The body language was not very positive."
Specter said he has talked to O'Connor about staying on through the June term. "I talked to her and she's prepared to do that. It would be quite a sacrifice for her, but she's prepared to do it if she is asked. By next June we'll know a lot more about Judge Roberts ... than we do today."Doesn't this take a bit of gall? O'Connor clearly wants to retire, and Specter is privately urging her to stay simply because of his own ideological agenda? Amazing.