It looks like Priscilla Owen will be the judicial nominee over whom the Senate rules change battle will be fought. If so, the Democrats can be expected to ramp up their claims that she is an extremist and a “minion” of the right, as the always-charming Senator Schumer has put it.
A friend of mine who knows Owen well has a different perspective. He writes:
I worked closely with Priscilla for 14 years. If you had asked me at the time whether she was a Republican or Democrat, I would not have known for sure until she ran for the Supreme Court. She was uninvolved in politics, completely, before then. If you had asked me whether she was religious, I would have said “I don