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Lou Cannon: How Reagan Came to Pick Sandra Day O'Connor

Lou Cannon, in the NYT (7-7-05):

IN setting out his domestic agenda, President George W. Bush has made a point of following in the ideological footsteps of President Ronald Reagan. But if Mr. Bush wants to emulate his role model with his first Supreme Court appointment, he should give greater weight to politics and intuition than ideology. That was, after all, how Mr. Reagan chose Sandra Day O'Connor for the court in the first place.