The most liberal justice left is John Paul Stevens, and he is 86 years old.
If Bush or, heaven forbid, a Republican successor gets to appoint his replacement, America would be changed forever.
As The Washington Post said this week, "This is a court that could be a single vote away . . . from crippling affirmative action; curtailing, in not abolishing, abortion rights; [and] dramatically lowering the wall of separation between church and state . . . . "
If you wake up one morning and hear that Stevens has died, the most important political day in the last 40 years has occurred.