The NYT has this to say of Jennifer M. Granholm as a prospect to replace Souter on the USSC:
Jennifer M. Granholm is governor of Michigan and has served as a federal prosecutor and the state's attorney general.
She stood in for Sarah Palin to help Joseph R. BIden Jr. prepare for the vice-presidential debate last fall. Which qualifies her as what, exactly?
She has practical experience as a hands-on politician... And we want that in a judge?
...in dealing with the ailing auto industry, the state's budget woes and the troubled city of Detroit. Three dismal failures.
Would you hire this applicant?
H/T Neptunus Lex