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What now (for Edith)?

From the all-news cable channels to the blogosphere yesterday, Washington’s talking heads and pundits had all but named U.S. Circuit Court Judge Edith Clement of New Orleans the nominee to the Supreme Court. Then President George W. Bush stepped in, and Clement’s name moved into the great pantheons of speculative missteps.

From fabulously famous to footnote in one day. Wonder what it was like waking up as Edith Clement this morning. Whole story here. For more on the one who did get the nod, see Orin Kerr. And Matt Welch poses seven questions to John Roberts. My favorite:

5) You’re on a lifeboat, but it can only hold 8 of the original 10 amendments without sinking, killing your whole family. Which ones go?

Ted Balaker is an award-winning filmmaker, journalist, and founding partner of Korchula Productions, a film and new media production company devoted to making important ideas entertaining.