Sad news, but partisan bickering
Now, with two picks to make, President Bush has nominated John Roberts for the position of Chief Justice, and will have to make another nomination soon. However, he is being held up in Congress with questions about his opinions and past decisions. The Constitution allows the "advice and consent" of Congress, not the interrogation. They need to ensure that he understands the Constitution and how to uphold it, then give him and up or down vote. Moving Roberts and the next nominee through fast will ensure that Congress can move on to their other responsibilities and not hold up the Supreme Court from fulfilling its responsibilities.