Diane Sykes (7th Circuit) would be terrific. I'd be ecstatic about that scenario.
DOWN WITH MIERS - lolol
Although I've heard the name mentioned, I don't know enough about Diane Sykes to guess how her confirmation might go.
You're half right. Diane Sykes would have been a very good choice. And if another vacancy occurs, she could conceivably be chosen.
But you're wrong about Miers. There is no evidence that she will be another David Souter.