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The Bush administration this morning showed an uncharacteristic ability to strategically plan for anticipated needs: Roberts is now nominated for Chief Justice. Brilliant! No one is blindsided – as Rehnquist was sure to resign and Roberts is sure to be confirmed. More importantly, Bush is now free to nominate an even more conservative voice to O’Connor’s seat on the bench.

I am confident the Bush team has the ability to get what they want out of our government. It’s not dumb luck that Roberts is well positioned to be confirmed. Too bad they aren’t able to apply those same brain cells to FEMA.