Chief Justice William Rehnquist has died after a long battle with thyroid cancer. Now, as the President deals with his decline in the polls (mainly due to the war in Iraq), the national disaster in Louisiana and Mississippi, and the controversial confirmation of John Roberts, he will now have to appoint someone to the highest position in the Supreme Court and find someone to fill yet another vacancy left on the bench.
I was curious to see what ideas you all had surrounding this 2nd appointment. Will President Bush appoint someone new to the position of Chief Justice (i.e.: John Roberts) or will he appoint an associate judge to the position? What direction will the President go in his search for the 9th judge in the Court? Any other thoughts on the situation?