Well, the rumors were wrong. The nominee is Judge John G. Roberts, Jr. I don't really know what to think, because there doesn't seem to be much out there about this guy. He's only been on the DC Circuit for two years, and hasn't really ruled or written opinions on the big issues. One can only assume he is pro-business and socially conservative. And Bush is full of shit when he says he doesn't have a litmus test. He must be pretty confident in Roberts' stance on abortion, because there doesn't appear to be any other compelling reason to have chosen him. Let's hope he's not awful, because he's only 50 and could be there a long-ass time.
Kinda surprised he went with a white guy.
Ezra has put together some links on Roberts.
UPDATE: If Rick Santorum has this to say...
"He's brilliant. ... He's someone who is I think obviously well respected on both sides of the aisle. At a time when circuit court nominees were being filibustered left and right, he just really sailed through his confirmation. Given that, I think the president did what he promised during the campaign. He looked for the best and the brightest and he chose someone who would meet the test, the high test, that Supreme Court justices would be required to meet."
...maybe we got a problem.