The co-frontrunners [for the spot on the Supreme Court soon to be vacated by the retiring Justice David Souter] (in no particular order): Diane Wood of the 7th Circuit, Solicitor General Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor of the 2nd Circuit, Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Merrick Garland of the DC Circuit Court of Appeals...Keep an eye on Napolitano. For this pick, it would be surprising if Obama named someone he didn't either know well or trust personally...As for Napolitano, remember that she endorsed Obama early on (despite Emily’s List pressure to do otherwise). And from people familiar with the president's thinking, he's been as impressed with Napolitano as anyone in his cabinet. They click.
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Blog for Arizona coverage from AZBlueMeanie here. Like AZBlueMeanie, I don't truly expect Napolitano to get the nod, though it will be fun watching the Reps scream about the mere possibility.
It'll serve as high entertainment for at least a week, more maybe, depending on how long before the MSM latches on to another name as a viable "dark horse" candidate for the USSC.