HANDICAPPING THE COURT….If William Rehnquist steps down as Chief Justice, is George Bush likely to (a) save himself some grief and pick an easily confirmable conservative candidate or (b) pick the nastiest, most divisive, most polarizing candidate possible because he’s hellbent on showing Democrats who’s boss?

Anyone who’s been sentient for the past four years has to figure the answer is (b), but in case you want more evidence head over to the Carpetbagger and read about the “murder board.” Sure looks like (b) to me.