Trial balloon short lived

On Feb. 24, the Wall Street Journal and Washington Post sent up a flare about President Obama naming the tax-raising, Affordable Care Act-embracing, abortion-supporting Republican governor of Nevada, Brian Sandoval, to the U.S. Supreme Court.

It came to nothing, but was aloft for a few hours, long enough for conservative websites to start sharpening the knives, such as National Review calling the possibility “horrific.”