If you didn't know, Associate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, often considered SCOTUS' swing vote, has officially turned in her notice of retirement to the President, pending his selection of a new member of SCOTUS.
"The nation deserves, and I will select, a Supreme Court Justice that Americans can be proud of. The nation also deserves a dignified process of confirmation in the United States Senate, characterized by fair treatment, a fair hearing and a fair vote." - President George Bush
I completely agree, however the probability of a fair hearing and a fair vote is in danger because of liberal members of the Senate who wish to delay any and all possible nominations that the president could propose. The liberals in the Senate are so hell bent on interfering that the only person they would ever agree too would have to be a hard core communist like Karl Marx, Lenin or Che Guevara.