Justice Napolitano. Who in the world would have thought that a year ago? Well, it looks like the short list hasn't passed her up this time. Multiple sources are reporting she's on the list. Even if she's 5th or 6th on that list, it's pretty crazy to see the name on there.
Napolitano would be the second Arizonan to serve on the Supreme Court with Sandra Day O'Connor being the first (although O'Connor was a full blooded Arizonan).
Senators McCain and Kyl were very supportive of her nomination a few months ago (yes she's already being talked about for a new job after a few months). Will they be as supportive this time around? Is there a difference between supporting a short term Cabinet position versus a lifetime appointment to the highest court in the land? How much does her involvement in the Anita Hill/Clarence Thomas hearings affect the likelihood of her appointment?