O'Connor retired first?! Rational thinking would lead us to hope that Bush will nominate someone as "moderate" as Justice O'Connor was, saving the big fight until the inevitable Rehnquist retirement. But Rove/W rarely follow the logic playbook. We'll probably get the fight now, in an attempt to make Democrats unreasonable and obstructionist. Then he'll give us a second right-wing kook to replace the Chief Justice, on the grounds that Rehnquist himself was very conservative. Pray for Justice Stevens. A Breyer, Stevens, Souter, Ginsburg, Kennedy 5-some can at least keep the most outrageous things from happening, although women's health rights will not likely be saved.