The selection of Samuel Alito underscores how bizarre the Miers interlude was. What could the president have been thinking? Luckily for him and the U.S. he was quickly able to summon a second coming of John Roberts. This leaves the minority Democrats back in familiar territory, tearing down, screeching, wildly demagoguing a candidate of genuine quality, depth, and achievement. They have nothing to offer, except new rounds of anti-Italian ethnic bigotry (in their own terms, how else can dismissive comments about “Scalito” be described?) — while President Bush is set to go down as the man who gave his country Roberts I and II.