A Suggestion for Supreme Court Nominations
I suspect any appointment to the Supreme Court will require three nominations:
A nomination of someone controversial, articulate, and argumentative. (You can think of him as Robert Bork II.) He will attract lots of “reality-based” opposition and will make them look like fools. He will be defeated and then write a best seller among my fellow wingnuts.
A superficially-attractive candidate with some baggage. It doesn't matter what the baggage is as long as the Other Side gets to use the word “hypocrite.” The important thing is to exhaust them but let them think they won a battle.
The third nominee is the person we really want.
Addendum: Gullyborg came up with the same idea first and recommended Ann Coulter as Robert Bork II.