Former Governor Janet Napolitano will not be the next Supreme Court Justice after President Obama picked Sonia Sotomayor to replace Justice Souter on the bench. With two more vacancies likely during Obama's administration, she still has a shot.
She was on most people's short list but when compared to Sotomayor, she didn't have a shot. Sotomayor is a federal appeals judge, a hispanic woman who was raised in a housing project in the Bronx.
The following quote by President Obama is precisely why Napolitano didn't have a chance. "Along the way, she's faced down barriers, overcome the odds and lived out the American dream that brought her parents here so long ago."