And The Jimmy Carter Bumper Sticker Goes To ...

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.




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