We noted this morning that Harry Reid has a short list for any upcoming vacancies on the Supreme Court. On a call with reporters this afternoon, another Democratic senator, California's Barbara Boxer, offered up her pick to replace Chief Justice William Rehnquist: Sandra Day O'Connor. "I think that would be a healing choice," Boxer said. "She's a moderate woman. Wonderful, respected, terrific."
Boxer said O'Connor would have an easy time winning congressional approval. She predicted O'Connor would "flow through the Senate like water down a hill."
Aaron Kinney is a writer in San Francisco. He has a blog.