Bush to Announce Supreme Court Pick Tonight
Everyone is reporting that President Bush will announce his nominee to replace Sandra Day O'Connor on the Supreme Court tonight in a prime-time address. The rumor is that he has selected Judge Edith Brown Clement of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. I don't know much about her, although I do know how to pronounce her name, thanks to this helpful link I found on Slate. As a side note, what is the deal with the President asking the TV networks to pre-empt primetime programming so he can make his announcement? Isn't it more standard procedure to just make the announcement in a morning or afternoon Rose Garden address?