Oops. In all the excitement of the past couple of weeks, I completely forgot about my much-ballyhooed contest: The person who came closest to predicting the Senate vote on the Sonia Sotomayor/Supreme Court confirmation wins a genuine 1976 Jimmy Carter for President bumper sticker.
I picked Carter because he was the only president to serve a full term and never get to name someone to the court. It's only fair.
On Aug. 6, the Senate voted 68-31 to confirm Sotomayor.
Of the hundreds of responses, two -- from Andrea Bieling of Washington, D.C. and Melanie Turner of Albuquerque, N.M. -- came the closest, at 68-32. And so they each get a Carter bumper sticker.
categories: Approaching the Bench