If I turn blue...
I've written my Congressman, John Kline. I've written Senator Coleman. I've heard back from both.
I urged them both, if they have the ear of the President, to urge him to nominate a Supreme Court candidate in the mold of Justice Scalia or Justice Thomas. I wrote the Senator and Congressman that we worked hard to win Minnesota for the President. That we worked for him as we believed him when he campaigned against judicial activism. When he campaigned for a Senate that would pass his judicial nominees. That he wanted justices in the form of a Scalia or Thomas. But, that was then.
Now, I hear the President say, regarding a Supreme appointment that he intends to appoint a "fair-minded individual who represents the mainstream of American law and American values." Now, I get real nervous whenever I hear the terms "fair" and "mainstream" in regards to an appointee.
I'm holding my breath on this appointee (remembering his Dad appointed David Souter).
By the way,having turned red, not blue, I've already exhaled on Tim Pawlenty.