Re-reading your post...
I would certainly love it if he were to succumb to "political correctness" and nominate JRB for the next opening...
Apoplexy unlimited for the Demodogs then!
(SNAP *** *** time for me to wake up from this wet dream...)
A year might make a difference. Two surely would.
But Bush is not an impulsive man. He's neither afraid to nominate her nor in a rush to nominate her to satisfy the FR crowd. His decision will depend on the factors at the time.
I've had a little experience in dealing with Dubya. He's greatly misunderestimated.