Caught Flat-footed

From Holden:

It’s good to know that some folks were not expecting O’Connor to resign.

“An O’Connor resignation was not one we took seriously,” said C. Boyden Gray, a former White House counsel who founded the Committee for Justice, one of the key advocacy groups set to back whoever the president nominates.

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“It makes me nervous,” he said. “I’m not sure we are as prepared for an O’Connor vacancy.”

And what’s this bullshit about backing “whoever the president picks”? What if Chimpy picks Mary Carey?