I was speed-reading through a bunch of blogs just now but I thought I read that President Bush just nominated conductor Marin Alsop to the Supreme Court. Wow, we weren't expecting that one, were we? When I saw Alsop conduct Adams' Violin Concerto at the Cabrillo Music Festival, she gave no indication of her stand on Rove v. Wade, so legally, she may be a bit of an unknown. She does have a record of advocacy for American contemporary music, at least in Santa Cruz County, so that's enough for me. Barbara and Dianne, if you are reading this, vote yes on Marin, please.
Joshua Kosman's analysis in the Chronicle:
Alsop says she plans to chart a middle course.
Jens Laurson also has details of the nomination, focusing on the reaction in Baltimore for some reason...