Once again, those who speculate about nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court are mentioning Larry D. Thompson. Political and legal experts say that Thompson, current general counsel for PepsiCo Inc., could provide President Bush with a solid conservative choice without galvanizing harsh liberal opposition. A painless confirmation could help the president deal with low approval ratings that stem from criticism of the federal response to hurricane victims, high gas prices and continued trouble in Iraq.
Speculators Eye Pepsi's GC -- Again -- for High Court Opening
September 12, 2005