Hey, I can give props to Barry when he deserves it, rare as that may be:
If Barry picks the best person for the job than good for him. Liberals are pressuring Barry left and right to pick a female judge who meets their basic litmus test: yunno, supports Roe vs. Wade, will legislate from the bench and promises to oppose Justice Scalia at every turn. However, the priority should be making sure we have a confirmation process with as little controversy as possible--that can happen if Barry sticks to his word and picks a person whose resume suits both sides of the ideological spectrum.
President Barack Obama wants intellectual firepower and a common touch in the next Supreme Court justice, and doesn't "feel weighed down by having to choose ... based on demographics."
With a nomination potentially just days away, Obama was asked in a C-SPAN interview what he would tell his wife, Michelle Obama, his daughters and his mother-in-law if he didn't choose a woman.
"Actually I can't tell you the number of women, including Michelle, who say, 'Choose the person you think is going to be best,'" Obama responded.
He said, "I think in any given pick, my job is to just find somebody who I think is going to make a difference on the courts and look after the interest of the American people. And so, I don't feel weighed down by having to choose a Supreme Court justice based on demographics. I certainly think that ultimately we want a Supreme Court that is reflective of the incredible variety of the American people."Obama said he thought it was "safe to say" the announcement about the Supreme Court justice, who will replace retiring Justice David Souter, would come soon, although he offered no specific date.