James, I think balance on the court is a very important issue in this next election. Two of our most conservative justices, Rehnquist and Thomas, were appointed by moderate republican presidents. Their party, as I'm sure you know, has a very vocal and powerful conservative faction that must be served. The fact that the Miranda ruling is also currently under siege gives this issue even more weight, IMHO.
...and Leadbelly's response to Shrub, perhaps:
Home of the brave, Land of the Free,
I don't wanna be mistreated by no bourgeoisie.