Well, it's not as if this was a surprise. Will be interesting to see how the next move is played. I see people are already worried that Bush will try to put an uber-conservative on the bench, tipping the scales, to coin a phrase. With his approval ratings of late, and the rather poor showing in the midst of the present crisis, he could make a few points by not being quite so zealous in this matter...but who knows.
Man, if it's not one thing, it's a lot of things.
Well, rest easy, William. You've definitely served your time for the country.