Can't Make Everyone Happy
"Conservatives are much more comfortable with Alito than they were with Miers because of his conservative track record as a federal judge, prosecutor and a Reagan administration lawyer."
I have always believed that when a politician attempts to make groups who hold opposite positions happy, he will ultimately fail will not make anyone happy. So kudo's to Bush for picking someone that his conservative base will support. The GOP still has enough power to overcome the Democrats in a battle over a nominee. However, the GOP does not have the power to overcome both the Democrats and their own constituents.