The problem is not in finding well qualified people for the job even though there is a one year wait for confirmation. The problem is that well-qualified people are getting caught in political battles that have nothing to do with them personally, or with the judiciary. For example, there are three burning issues every political pundit and every journalist wants to know and believes that ALL the general public must know of each and every candidate:
1. Decide whether gay marriage is lawful.
2. Whether Arizona’s immigration law is unconstitutional.
3. Whether the president’s health care bill gets thrown out.
Every stinkin’ day we have to hear about this stuff from somebody. Well, the fact of the matter is that most judges don’t decide a single case on these issues in a lifetime. Even if they do, unless you’re on the Supreme Court, it’s not going to be decided.