Justice Scalia may believe that by repeating his radical views enough times, the nation will grow accustomed to them. But his approach would mean throwing out much of the nation's existing constitutional law, and depriving Americans of basic rights. Justice Scalia's campaign to be the next chief justice, if it is that, is a timely reminder of why he would be a disastrous choice for the job.
This is no doubt. But doesn't the Times realize? The fact that Scalia is an extremist and holds views that are unpalatable to normal people is why Bush would WANT to nominate him. Bush LOVES to yell "fuck you and your opinions" at everybody that way. That's why he's a "uniter."